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Join us for an hour of stirring and straightforward wisdom from one of the most highly respected of modern American writers and poets. Using words like "affection", "satisfaction", "care", and "joy", Berry calls for a re-evaluation of the basic values and practices of our lives. He illustrates his ideas with glimpses of his own life and those of his Kentucky farm neighbors, and describes a future where we can learn to find love, wisdom and meaning in the people, the places and the work of our own daily lives. "Abstractions don't work - abstractions are abstractions," he says. "You have to realize that finally you must do something." Wendell Berry is the author of many books including Standing By Words (North Point Press 1983), The Gift of Good Land (North Point Press 1981), Collected Poems: 1957-1982 (North Point Press 1985) and Nathan Coulter (North Point Press 1985). What People Are For ( 1991)The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry (Shoemaker & Hoard 2003)The Way of Ignorance: And Other Essays (Shoemaker & Hoard 2006)and Fidelity: Five Stories (Pantheon 1992).
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this is incredible. It’s the most profound thing I’ve ever heard about community, friendships, loving others, living a full life using your gifts and passions.

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So needed

The message in this short interview is absolutely essential to life...But being lost. When it is lost, our society is irremediably harmed.