Skip to Content
Search Icon
Issue 05 – Saint Anselm 2021

Nunc Dimittis

On Hunting

On one man’s treasure.


We do the same thing nearly every Sunday afternoon. I fold down our station wagon’s back seats, and my wife lays out an old blanket over them. We devote the rest of the day to a neighborhood treasure hunt.

Sometimes nothing turns up. But more often we return home laden with goods: a desk lamp, a spatula, a perfectly good ironing board, all found on the side of the road. In our suburb of Washington, D.C., people have the luxury of throwing these things away. We fortunately have the leisure to pick them up.

You must or subscribe to read the rest of the article.

About the author

Nic Rowan

Nic Rowan is managing editor of The Lamp.