It is this devotion to nostalgia and religious attachment to the past that I can't help but think about every time I work with my Amish friend Ervin, a farmer of sweet sorghum whose crop is produced exclusively for my newly minted liquor: Sorgrhum: America's First Sweet Sorghum Spirit.
Last year, as I drove across the country on its longest contiguous highway, US Route 6, I came across what I consider the best attractions where kids (and our inner children), can get dirty, run around and commune with nature.
Nancy Sleeth looks beyond the group's obvious flaws, learns from their attributes and applies their lessons in an entertaining, thought-provoking, refreshing, nuts-and-bolts manual for those of us who feel enslaved to the grid and our gas guzzlers.
Would you be willing to grow or raise your own food in a time of national emergency such as war? Do you even know how?
It's a good thing that, when push comes to shove, we're really not rugged individualists. I'm thinking that it's almost time for us to accept who we are.
The Amish are exempt from the entire health care reform law. Yet, when the Catholic Church asks for a religious exemption from just one regulation issued under the law, the Administration balks.
I'm talking about the majority of businesses that perform better when poverty and violence is not prevalent. If financial incentives motivate politicos, then put some numbers on those dividends available from reducing violence.
This egregious violation of religious freedom marks the first time in our history that the federal government is forcing religious people and groups to ante up for services that violate their consciences.
Despite overwhelming data, policymakers are not in hot pursuit of the very policies that would increase the peacefulness, improve economic productivity, and cut costs across the board as we concurrently cut violence levels in this country.
There are those who farm for food, others for money, some because it's what they have always done... and then there are the Stollers. This family in ...
As a forgiving people, the Amish of Nickel Mines desired not to create objects or monuments that recall the violence of that day. Nor did they want to be viewed as victims.
The battles we must fight are not with our enemies but with ourselves. No matter how much we hurt, or how much harm has come to our community, we can never find healing in bringing more hurt into the world.
Broad Street has the usual attractions of a good farmers market. But it also enables a level of mingling that is rare for Central Pennsylvania, and the nation at large.
The frantic drive to demonize the healthcare law is rapidly losing steam so the Right is seizing on a well-worn tactic: to declare it an attack on freedom of religion.
This is the first in a trilogy of books based on the stories of Cramer's Amish heritage. As this story begins, the local government is trying to force Caleb to send his children to the public schools.