Summer 2022 SANCTUARY

How will you survive this era of social and political disruption?   Valerie Andrews considers  home as a psychological anchor in this issue on Sanctuary from the Reinventing Home archive.

Who feels at home in America? Historian Joseph Ellis asks what vision Jefferson, Lincoln and Martin Luther King held for this nation. 

Jungian analyst Thomas Singer explores a new  guiding story for the U.S. — one that moves from dominion to reciprocity.  

In changing times, some folks take to the road while others hunker down.  Learn how loyalty to home plays out politically and economically.

Big cities aren’t the only source of creativity.  Architect Rem Koolhaas says rural areas have a long tradition of social and scientific innovation.

Attorney Pauline Tesler, a pioneer of Collaborative Divorce,  tells us how to get through this process while preserving our sense of home — and sanity. 

Analyst James Hollis talks about the emotional challenges of living through a global pandemic and navigating a major turning point in history.

The shock of the empty home: Sara Evans describes the challenge of losing a spouse, and finding consolation in solitude and books. 

Virginia Woolf  on the consolations of poetry — and conversations around the dining table about love and mortality.   

Carol Edgarian explores remaking home in the wake of  genocide, natural disaster and economic loss.

As war broke out, Biljana Lipic fled her native Sarajevo and found sanctuary on a Cornwall houseboat.

Novelist Isabel Allende talks about “foreigner trauma” and how long it took her to feel at home. 

When author Rachel Cusk did a major renovation of her London flat, it no longer felt like a sanctuary.  

John O’Donohue: “The house is rich with the textures of presence from all the welcomes and valedictions that have occurred on its threshold.”

Toni Morrison explains why a home is more important than any job.  And why, for her, the house is a place of salvation.  

For some 19th century immigrants, homesickness was a wasting disease.  Others fared better, finding ways to honor the homes they’d left behind.  

C.G. Jung dreamt about a house with many storeys, each one going further back in time.  From this he created a map of the human personality.

As we consider America’s shift from homesteading to rootlessness, we realize that  some of us are natural nesters and others, born vagabonds.

What does it mean to fall in love with a sofa, a painting, a kitchen table or a vase? How do we value the contents of our homes?


 Austen’s advice to single ladies: When choosing a partner, mind how he keeps his home.  Will it feel like a sanctuary to you as well?  

Stories about an artist who loses his Moscow apartment to a swindler and a mother who loved her children until they moved back home.

During the Depression, architects and social scientists proposed what we need now: comfortable, fair-priced housing for all. 

Outsider artist Karla Knight creates  her own intriguing haven —with her blueprints of space ships and messages from another galaxy.  

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