Yes, I think poker really isn’t gambling.
Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as ‘the bizarre’. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.
If we can’t afford to take good care of the land that feeds us, we’re in an insurmountable mess.
Why should conservationists have a positive interest in… farming? There are lots of reasons, but the plainest is: Conservationists eat.
The old and honorable idea of ‘vocation’ is simply that we each are called, by God, or by our gifts, or by our preference, to a kind of good work for which we are particularly fitted.
It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism.
Industrial agriculture characteristically proceeds by single solutions to single problems: If you want the most money from your land this year, grow the crops for which the market price is highest.
If conservationists will attempt to resume responsibility for their need to eat, they will be led back fairly directly to all their previous concerns for the welfare of nature.
I absolutely don’t believe in anything. Full stop. Including luck.
To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.