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Volume 14, Issue 4:

The Meaning of Wood


Thema: Just Wood

Douglas Jones pays tribute the themes, strengths, and ferocities of trees.

" He was baking wood. It wasn't tame after 115 hours of heat, close but still fighting, still gripping water in its veins, mocking. Before I arrived, Jim said that I couldn't miss them—"big silver boxes." As I got out of my truck, I scanned this place where they tame trees. A cedar building like a circus tent caught my eye; it gave a quirk to the boxy mint-green buildings that otherwise dominated. No faces or voices, but plenty of busy."

The Supporting Cast:

Sharpening Iron: Letters to the Editor
You All

The Cretan Times: New News
Jones 'n Wilson

Presbyterion: On Church Government
Two Trees - Douglas Wilson

Musica: On Perky Tunes
Wood Vibrations - Duck and Kim Schuler

Husbandry: For Husbands
Two by Six - Douglas Wilson

Femina: For Wives
Table - Nancy Wilson

Childer: On Childrearing
The Spanking Spoon - Douglas Wilson

Recipio: Taking Back Culture
Grandpa Hawkins - Ben Merkle

Tohu: Bohu
Firewooding - Jared Miller

Stauron: On the Cross
Blood, Sweat, and Trees - Gary Hagen

Virga: On Discipline
Splinters - Matt Whiltling

Cultura: On Culture
White Pine - Roy Atwood

Liturgia: On Worship
Some Bark - Peter Leithart

Ferro Equuas
Pwaack - Brendan O'Donnell

Doctrine 101: Basic Christian Teaching
Pinocchio and Other Wooden-headed Things - Patch Blakey

Incarnatus : On Poetic Knowledge
Knowing is Timing - Douglas Jones

Poetics: On the Arts
Antithesis in Trees - Douglas Jones

Meander: A River in Greece
Ends and Odds- Douglas Wilson

Cave of Adullam: Mutterings Regnant
The Rev. Mr. Kinosling

Flotsam: Jetsam
Frame - Nathan Wilson

Footnotes, Etc.: Where We Got All This
Our Wonderful Sources



Similitudes: Stories with a Point
The Wooden Gate - Douglas Wilson

"He hastened back to the shed and gathered up the tools and some wood he found inside. He set to work with a will, but was surprised at how long the work took him. He worked the remainder of that day, through the next two days, and on the third day, late in the day, he stood back, deeply satisfied."

Pictura: A Story, not too Long
The Lever - Douglas Jones

"He roars but can't be heard. He runs
but draws no eye. He sprints toward
his Sacred Oak, across the field,
across, across, across, he sprints
on finger legs."

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