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"Solitude is a human presumption": Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer

“Solitude is a human presumption. Every quiet step is thunder to beetle life underfoot”

Prodigal Summer is the second novel by Barbara Kingsolver that I have read.

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Winter Seedlings: Jute Confronts Her Mother

Winter Seedlings is currently on sale for 99 cents. To promote the sale, I’m sharing an excerpt from Winter Seedlings. This is a small part of Chapter 3 when Jute confronts her mother for abandoning her for four days. 1,628 more words


Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers, "Seasonal Hire" (Thrill Jockey, 2015)

This album review was originally posted to Glide Magazine in February 2015:


There’s timelessness in the music of Appalachia: the haunting sonnets of lost love, the revenge-fueled murder ballads that resonate across the ages. 557 more words

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Wind Energy

Did you know that the Wind is a great and energetic sculptor?

Wind draws zen-like lines across the landscape, using snow and landscape features as sculpting media: 85 more words