You Can Go Home Again: Adventures of a Contrary Life

Overview

For Logsdon, "home" means the establishment of a pattern of homes, all working together to produce a home-based economy as a solid foundation under the larger economy gone crazy with paper money. Home for Logsdon is a local community tied to other local communities. But Logsdon's philosophy is mostly between the lines. What he writes about are the sad, funny, and sometimes harrowing adventures of those who live seemingly humdrum lives: understanding creeks, shepherding sheep; coping with blizzards; winning ...
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Overview

For Logsdon, "home" means the establishment of a pattern of homes, all working together to produce a home-based economy as a solid foundation under the larger economy gone crazy with paper money. Home for Logsdon is a local community tied to other local communities. But Logsdon's philosophy is mostly between the lines. What he writes about are the sad, funny, and sometimes harrowing adventures of those who live seemingly humdrum lives: understanding creeks, shepherding sheep; coping with blizzards; winning softball tournaments; losing sanity at rock concerts; hiding in haystacks; enjoying Christmas; surviving a buggy ride; overcoming grief, not to mention absentminded professors, dictatorial editors, and fervid priests; and why maybe we should go to church in our underwear. What transpires is a lovely picture of a very American life.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590982181
  • Publisher: Wooster Book Company, The
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Acknowledgements xiv
1 Homesick 1
2 Lost 20
3 Realizing the Truth 36
4 The Log Cabin in the Woods 51
5 Suburban Halfway House 69
6 Settling in 86
7 Killdeer Woman 98
8 The Blizzard 102
9 Lessons 'The Crick' Taught Me 112
10 The Waters of Home 125
11 The Home Team 131
12 The Homespun Sporting Life 145
13 Home for Christmas 159
14 A Buggy Ride 171
15 Alone with My Thoughts 178
16 Home Villages 185
17 A Solitary Farmer Goes to a Rock Concert 203
18 You Can Step into the Same Haystack Twice 211
19 Living Economically Happy Ever After: The Shepherd and the Cornhusker 215
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