What If All The Natural Gas In The United States Was In Urban America?

May 16 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Photograph by Les Stone
An open question for consideration: suppose that the United States’ massive natural gas reserves were located exclusively beneath urban sites. Would these regions encounter hydraulic fracturing? Would the practice exponentially increase across the metropolitan areas of Dallas or Boston as it has in rural [continue reading]

The Tree That Bursts Through The Silo

Apr 30 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Tree In Silo ; Ken Wolf
Many thanks to MarĂ­a Arambula for sharing on our Arts and Culture Feed A.G. Sulzberger’s latest rural dispatch for The New York Times , “Amid Rural Decay, Trees Take Root in Silos.” The image of these [continue reading]

Wendell Berry’s Jefferson Lecture: "It All Turns On Affection"

Apr 24 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
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On Monday night Wendell Berry delivered “It All Turns on Affection,” the 2012 Jefferson Lecture at the Kennedy Center. Each year the National Endowment for the Humanities offers this lectureship, “the highest honor the federal government bestows for distinguished intellectual and public achievement in the humanities.”  Mr. Berry’s [continue reading]

Almanac For Moderns: Rejoicing In The Noon Mercy

Jan 23 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image [More information on our Almanac For Moderns project and the work of Donald Culross Peattie can be found here .] January Twenty-First I wonder how much of fatality has come to the birds in the past week that I have been house-bound, while storm after storm [continue reading]

The People Speak: New Work From Jetsonorama

Jan 11 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image Wheat paste of CJ at the Tuba City, AZ, rodeo grounds on fair day; Jetsonorama

Where else would you find a black guy applying wallpaper to the
outside of an outhouse at 7 in the morning at a rodeo on an indian
reservation? 
[continue reading]

To The New Year 2012

Jan 2 2012
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image From the Foster-Fluharty Farm; Matthew Fluharty from Sabbaths, 2005
VI.
I tremble with gratitude

for my children and grandchildren

who take pleasure in one another.
At our dinners together, the dead

enter and pass among us

[continue reading]

Finding Sustainability In "Generation Organic"

Dec 13 2011
Published by under Art, Poetry and Musings
missing image From the 2011 Young Farmers Conference; Maggie Starbard, NPR
Many thanks to the folks who have shared news of this report by Dan Charles broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered yesterday: “Who Are The Farmers of ‘Generation Organic’:” For decades, as young people have been [continue reading]

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