“We Americans today are captivated by the still living survival of that primeval nomad life. Or say, better, perhaps, by our fantasy of such. “In this nomad fantasy the Left sees an affinity with Nature in an unspoiled wilderness; the Right, freedom and self-reliance within an ordered and spiritual social structure. These two poetic views are and always have been in conflict, in American politics and the American breast.
About a year ago I wrote an entry about the ongoing process of getting rid of belongings I have in storage. I can’t believe a whole year has passed since then! And while I have been slowly giving things away, or otherwise recycling or donating them, it’s still been a year and I haven’t made as much of a dent as I’d have liked to… that is, until about
A couple of weeks ago, I received an anonymous package in the mail. Inside was a copy of the book Mobile Mansions by Douglas Keister, with a warm sentiment and a gentle push taped to the cover: I wanted to see from the tracking information if I could figure out who might have sent it… and all I found was that it was delivered from a post office near