In Brief: The Food Of A Younger Land

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

As folks may be preparing for family meals in the next few days, here’s some news on The Food of a Younger Land, a book by Mark Kurlansky…

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American Georgics: Old and New

Monday, November 14, 2011

Plowing It Under; Thomas Hart Benton, 1934 To start off the week, I’d like to point folks toward a recent review published in The Englewood Review of Books…

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Joe Bageant: Rednecks And the Rural-Urban

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Joe with younger brother Mike in 1951; The Daily Yonder  Folks, I’ve returned from an inspiring weekend at BIG FEED in Yuma, Colorado — an event so rich…

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Contexts: How The Magnet Changed A Village

Monday, May 9, 2011

 a mural outside Aracataca, Colombia, the hometown of Gabriel García Márquez Many year later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant…

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William Faulkner At The University of Virginia

Thursday, July 15, 2010

photograph from Special Collections Library, University of Virginia The past is not dead. In fact, it’s not even past. This morning NPR featured a piece on an exciting…

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An Almanac For Moderns: March Twenty-First

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The first entry in An Almanac for Moderns by Donald Culross Peattie. March Twenty-First On this chill uncertain spring day, toward twilight, I have heard the frog quaver…

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Introducing Donald Culross Peattie

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

As spring arrives again, our thoughts turn to the fields, gardens and container plots waiting to be planted. Or, if we don’t possess a green thumb, we wait…

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