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In June of 1964, a burned-out California high school teacher and his poet wife packed up their children and all their worldly goods and headed for a small, wood-heated, unplumbed lakeshore cabin in the woods of central Minnesota. They wanted to change their lives.
"Journeying Earthward" is the thirty-eight year chronicle of that change, full of "thunderstorms, tornadoes, droughts, blizzards, chainsaws, barbed wire, manure, lambing, weeding, egg-picking, canning, freezing, butchering, building..." It is a memoir of living, child-rearing, and writing counter to the prevailing popular trends. It is also a do-it-yourself book--how to build an earth-friendly house with your own materials, how to live richly with very little money, how to turn a deaf ear to people who tell you you're nuts. It is a love story--a man, a woman, a place, a family.
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Anyone interested in the health of the environment, the strength of the family, and living on the earth without destroying it will enjoy this book.About the Author:
Edith Rylander is a poet, essayist, and newspaper columnist. Her previous books are "Dancing Back the Cranes" (poetry) and "Rural Routes: Essays on Living in Rural Minnesota" (essays). She has been a Loft-McKnight Fellow and, twice, a Bush Fellow in Poetry.
John Rylander is a retired teacher of English, woodcrafter, and recognized expert on underground houses, cordwood masonry construction, and composting outhouses.
In collaboration they wrote "What's In a Poem", a teaching text for poetry.
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-1591960843
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # ML-1591960843