Monthly Archives: August 2010

Tom and Jack

Thomas Hart Benton’s paintings of working men and women in his distinctly American landscape have always sparked an emotional reaction in me. They remind me of childhood summers spent in North Carolina tobacco country, at my maternal grandparents’ hand hewn … Continue reading

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Death of a farm, the soil lives on

I always look forward to reading Verlyn Klinkenborg’s editorial notebook page in the Sunday NY Times. He writes of wind howling at night, gardens and long walks with his dog in country fields. This past sunday he told of the … Continue reading

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