Making Music at Fur Peace Ranch

Sunday, February 14, 2010

photo by Jorma Kaukonen The Ohio Farm Bureau produces a phenomenal magazine for its members called Our Ohio. I recently came across a copy and was excited to…

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For the Weekend: Wendell Berry Reading From His Work

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Br. Tom Murphy has run, for many years, an absolutely indispensable site documenting the work of Wendell Berry. Given Mr. Berry’s famous stance against technology and digital culture,…

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Mountaintop Removal: Humor and Sincerity

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Coal Comfort – Margaret Palmer www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor You know we live in a strange…

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Gary Ernest Smith

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

from Medicine Man Gallery Gene Logsdon’s latest book, The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse, got me through the gap between this post and the…

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The Farmville Files

Monday, January 25, 2010

From an investigation in progress: Exhibit A: “To Harvest Squash, Click Here,” a introduction by Douglas Quenqua of The New York Times. Exhibit B: The Official Facebook page….

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Soul Food On The Southside

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This piece from The New York Times offers another take on the urban-rural intersections Ian Halbert discussed with Baucus and Philemon below. Here, Dirk Johnson spends a Sunday…

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26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Sunday, January 24, 2010

This weekend The Western Folklife Center is hosting the 26th Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Each year, according to the WFC, the Gathering brings together “thousands of…

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An Organic Parable: Baucis and Philemon

Friday, January 22, 2010

By Ian Halbert Ovid, in book VIII of the Metamorphoses, tells the story of Baucis and Philemon. In sum, Jupiter and Mercury come to earth in the guise…

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Saying Goodbye to Oakdale, Illinois

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Daily Yonder and The Rural Blog are two sites I read each day; they both provide some of the most thorough, provocative and indispensable information and commentary…

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For the Weekend: From the Range to the Bayou

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Western Folklife Center offers a website well-worth visiting and revisting. Next weekend they host their 26th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering; while I’m looking forward to writing more…

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