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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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: Muddy and Willie

Saturday, January 9, 2010

  “Long Distance Call” also appears, in acoustic form, on his classic 1964 Record Folk Singer. I’ve recently found that Muddy Water’s estate keeps up an informative website…

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