REMEMBER


Reading and living: For both you need a strategy to contend with the mechanics. There's the body, and there's the book. To find out what happens, you have to turn the page. To keep things moving, you leave things behind. You turn the page, knowing that as you do so that page goes unclear, and...

GRIEF/DIRT


A few years ago I was doing the unimaginable: dealing in person, unmasked and in real time, with a teller in the small bank in the village close to where I live. The bank's manager, who kindly keeps abreast of my work via my newsletters and such, came out of her office to say...

Listen: Patriarchy In A Time With No Father – Stephen Jenkinson with Ian MacKenzie


My guest today is Stephen Jenkinson, a culture activist, teacher and author, and principle instructor of The Orphan Wisdom School, co-founded with his wife Nathalie Roy. He has Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work). Stephen’s most recent books are the award-winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and...

Old Order Believers


I don't know what happens to a culture when its performers and artists are dropped from the invitation list. Totalitarian regimes have kept a pretty tight rein on them, brought them into line, turned them into shills for what prevailed. Other kinds of regimes have turned them into decorations, sidelines, cartoons. Artists, not lawyers,...