Wendell Berry among honorees by James Beard Foundation
Blog Watch: "Let Wendell Berry Be Wendell Berry"

Blog Watch: Wendell Berry's shelf life

I just finished reading the Wendell Berry essay “Conservation is Good Work” and noticed at the end a right justified date: — 1991.

I had an unexpectedly profound moment realizing the essay was written he wrote this essay more than 20 years ago. His uncompromising common sense and truth telling has always been for me a balm, an uncomfortable reminder of my own complicity, and an inspiration. What struck me just now is that everything he’s saying seems so contemporary and of the moment: Eat locally, shorten supply lines, understand the destructions and toxins entrained by your choices and daily life, we are held as ignorant hostages by the global economy.

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