Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Happy Birthday and Howard King

As a result of my earlier post, "Whatever Happened to Families?" I ended up renewing my correspondence with Phil Lancaster. Besides the joy of catching up with my distant mentor, I was excited to find out that he was willing to send me the different agrarian articles that were published in Patriarch Magazine by Howard King. I think there are seven all together.

It will take me a while to complete it, but I hope eventually to have a fully searchable website up that will be able to host many different articles on Christian Agrarianism and Christian Manhood, listed by categtories with the ability to interact via comments similar to what we can do today with blogs.

My thought is to use a combination of PHP, MySQL as a database back end, and maybe try and figure out Blogger's API to see if it can handle the interactive comments. I'd sure appreciate any recommendations for handling the comments. I don't want to reinvent the wheel if I don't have to (although the experience would be good for me as I prepare for PHP Certification this year).

As today is my birthday, I thought it would be a good time to finally go public with this project. I posted the first article by Howard King called "Families and Machines" over on a new blog Patriarch Magazine Archives. I hope to add a new one of King's articles each week. That will give us time to read them and interact with them. Interspersed with the article posting will be my regular posts.

I'm pretty excited about all of this, and I hope that posting these articles will be a benefit to others as well!



At April 3, 2007 1:53 PM , Blogger Herrick Kimball said...

Happy Birthday Terry!

I like this concept....it's your birthday and you give us a gift. And what a nice gift it is.

I'm delighted to see Howard King's writings will now be available again. I linked to them once on my web site, www.TheDeliberateAgrarian.com, but the link disappeared and I was unable to find another internet source.

Mr. King's essays were instrumental in developing my Christian agrarian worldview. They are, in my opinion, the place to start for anyone wishing to better understand what Christian agrarianism is all about.

Thanks again,


At April 3, 2007 2:04 PM , Blogger tc said...

Thanks, Herrick!

Boy, you sure don't waste anytime, I just finished posting (and making several after posting edits) and your comment shows up. The Lord used the combination of Phil Lancaster's "Whatever Happened to Families?" and the Howard King articles to begin developing my Christian agrarian world view as well.

Thanks also for your birthday greetings!

Have you ever read the Borsodi book King refers to? I just finished downloading it off the web and will probably try to put it into a "Palm" format so I can carry it around with me and read when I have a free moment.

At April 4, 2007 6:14 PM , Blogger Herrick Kimball said...


I have not read the Borsodi book. I think I read an interview with him in Mother Earth News many years ago, but I may be wrong. I went to the book's link that you provided and plan to peruse it there. perhaps I'll print off some to read during my lunch time at work.


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