June 12, 2015

I’m working on a book for History Press that will be titled Wicked Nelson County. Immersed in Kentucky and particularly Nelson County history for the last few months, and driving back and forth from Bardstown to Lexington has given me plenty of time to mull over the material and the landscapes in rural Kentucky. I […]

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Learning to Live with Wildlife

December 18, 2014

It amazes me how uninformed and squeamish we as a culture have gotten. We rent our lake home occasionally, which sits overlooking Cumberland Lake, surrounded and overhung by trees, bushes, a stream running beside it, and…let’s just call it what it is: nature. But more often than not one of the top complaints we get […]

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Fabulous, I Say

September 13, 2014

On FB today I clicked on a link to Slate magazine and read an article on fingerprint language: words that we take on and make our own, using them frequently and occasionally obsessively. As one who’s always been accused of using words that no one else will understand (not true, I just collect words that […]

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Losing an Icon

January 28, 2014

Monday night, at age 94, music and folk icon Pete Seeger moved on. This planet lost an amazing person who influenced several generations of youth with his idealism, his activism and gentle but solid spirit. Born in 1919 to a self-identified “enormously Christian, in the Puritan, Calvinist New England tradition”, Seeger began a musical journey […]

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New Directions

January 18, 2014

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here, and I thought it was high time I say something about the new directions my life has been taking lately. A major downsizing in stuff, space, and responsibility has taken place. That did not, as anticipated, cause a simultaneous downsizing in things to do, however. I […]

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