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June 28, 2012
Lessons from Doc: #8 Learn to like gardening, puttering around the house, and fixing things.
I speak with no authority on this principle. I am a very unsuccessful gardener even...
June 28, 2012
Lessons from Doc: #7 Learn to like the song of birds, the companionship of dogs
On #7, please see another great post by Kristine Haglund at this link:
June 21, 2012
On My Marriage
As I read Kristine Haglund’s wonderful discussion of Lowell Bennion’s aphorism that we should learn...
June 21, 2012
Lessons from Doc: #6 Learn to like work and enjoy the satisfaction of doing your job as well as it can be done
Doc founded the Teton Valley Boys Ranch in the 1960s on the idea that work...
June 19, 2012
Lessons from Doc: #5 Learn to like people even though they may be different… different from you.
For a wonderful discussion of principle #5, go to this link and read a post...
June 14, 2012
Lessons from Doc: #4 Learn to like fields, trees, brooks, hiking, rowing, climbing hills.
This might have the appearance as one of the easiest, dare I say natural, aphorisms...
June 11, 2012
Lessons from Doc: #3 “Learn to like plain food, plain service, plain cooking.”
Doc loved gardens. He loved weeding and feeding people with the food he grew. I...
June 08, 2012
Lessons from Doc: #2 “Learn to like reading, conversation, music”
The underlying principle of Doc’s aphorisms seems to be that it matters a great deal...
June 07, 2012
Lessons from Doc: #1 “Learn to Like What Doesn’t Cost Much”
“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and...
June 04, 2012
My Debt to Lowell Bennion
In the last few months I have had the privilege of meeting two sons of...
June 01, 2012
“You are everything you feel beside the river”
When I was writing Home Waters, I had to deal with dueling impulses. On the...
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