Hobbies

“What is a hobby anyway? Where is the line of demarcation between hobbies and ordinary normal pursuits? At first blush I am tempted to conclude that a satisfactory hobby must be in large degree useless, inefficient, laborious, or irrelevant. Perhaps we have here the real inwardness of our question: A hobby is a defiance ofContinue reading “Hobbies”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Finding Our No

All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It’s my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I’ve won or lost.  At sunrise, I’m out again, giving it the old try. And no one can help me. Not even you. Ray Bradbury ~ Fahrenheit 451: CodaContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Finding Our No”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Entertaining the Troupe

Most of the sorrows of man, I incline to think, are caused by…repining for another world. Alone among the animals, he is dowered with the capacity to invent imaginary worlds, and he is always making himself unhappy by trying to move into them…The world, I am convinced, could be materially improved, but even as itContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Entertaining the Troupe”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Being a Heretic

The difficulty does not arise so much from the mere fact that good and evil are mingled in roughly equal proportions; it arises from the fact that men always differ about what parts are good and what are evil…The error arises from the difficulty of detecting what is really the good part and what isContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Being a Heretic”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Busting Chops

When you and I met, the meeting was over very shortly; it was nothing. Now it is growing something as we remember it. But we still know very little about it. What it will be when I remember it as I lie down to die, what it makes in me all my days till thenContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Busting Chops”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Visiting Normal

Oddities only strike ordinary people. Oddities do not strike odd people. This is why ordinary people have a much more exciting time, while odd people are always complaining of the dullness of life. G. K. Chesterton ~ Orthodoxy When sixty-odd hippies try to live like the first century Christians in a commune in Fresno, thereContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Visiting Normal”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Living with the Face

Yosemite Story ~ Part III American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in the butlers. W. Somerset Maugham ~ The Razor’s Edge Freedom! As a married woman, I was no longer under the dictates of anyone but my husband. Face was the only one whoContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Living with the Face”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Spoiling Egypt

Among the forces which sweep and play through the universe, untutored man is but a wisp in the wind. Our civilization is still in a middle stage, scarcely beast, in that it is no longer guided by reason; scarcely human, in that it is not yet guided by reason. Theodore Dreiser ~ Sister Carrie IfContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Spoiling Egypt”

How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Making Life Important

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde Productivity Crochet is a great way to sit back and think and still look productive. One of the rules of society – including the commune – was that when someone attempts to sit and think, a task with their name on it magically appears. FortunatelyContinue reading “How to Crochet During the Apocalypse: Making Life Important”