Announcing Our Bethany Weekend
May 24, 2017

This August my wife and I are opening our home to offer a weekend getaway and workshop. It will be part study, part fellowship, part retreat. The theme is “Human Nature, Work, and Leisure.” Lectures, discussions, readings, and meals, surrounded by the other-worldly peace of our corner of the Shenandoah Valley. It […]

My Commencement Address at Seton
June 3, 2015

On Monday June 1 I was privileged to deliver the commencement address to the class of 2015 of Seton School in Manassas, Virginia. Here is that address. “Remembering the Past and the Future, Today” There are certain times in life when we step back, and we take stock. We have an opportunity, […]

Slaughtering Pigs Today
November 7, 2014

Today begins the annual pig slaughter at my home. It is always a momentous occasion. Of its many unforgettable moments I think my favorite is when the pig’s carcass has been split in half lengthwise, and laid out on our antique oak butcher board. A side of a pig is one of […]

My Appearance on EWTN on Slow Food
November 27, 2013

Wednesday November 27 at 6pm and 9pm I will be appearing on EWTN News Nightly. I was extensively interviewed and filmed with my family (and pigs) at our home. The segment is about the SLOW FOOD MOVEMENT. Here is a link to view it by live streaming. I am not sure at what […]

A Eulogy for Chris N. Cuddeback
September 23, 2013

It could be said that at the very center of the Christian worldview is the conviction that God’s loving providence encompasses everything. Literally, everything, big and small. We might ponder how much faith is required, in the vicissitudes of life, truly to adhere to this conviction. I don’t often experience a temptation […]