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★ Finding Roanoke: Maureen McNamara Best on the local food connection

Maureen McNamara Best hosted the November 13 conversation on Dar Williams’ What I Found in a Thousand Towns. Weaving together a variety of voices, the lively discussion on the role of local food in the community included 34 people and was held at organization’s commercial kitchen on Patterson Avenue in the West End. 1,008 more words


★ Finding Roanoke with Susanna Thornton of Thornfield Farms

In the next Finding Roanoke conversation, the Local Environmental Agriculture Project will host a conversation on local food and vibrant communities. Susanna Thornton of Thornfield Farm… 485 more words



Reflections on Shuffle Play

Twenty-one years ago today, I left an internship at a church in Wyoming. I was supposed to be there for a whole year but ended up being there two months. 1,782 more words

★ Finding Roanoke: Update and Coming Events

We’re three chapters into Roanoke’s lively discussion of Dar Williams’ What I Found in a Thousand Towns.  Here’s the update on the weekly series:


★ Finding Roanoke: Today in the Roanoke Times and Thursday night at Sweet Donkey

“Roanoke’s identity as a great place to live grows from the work of individuals and organizations. But how does it all come together? The answer may be ‘positive proximity.’” From the Oct. 84 more words


Empty Nest Songs

Dropped my only child off at college this weeek, which is one of those things that is not a big deal (inevitable rite of passage, proof you’ve done your job as a parent, etc.) unless you are the one doing it. 458 more words

General Reminiscing/Philosophizing

★ Dar Williams' WHAT I FOUND IN A THOUSAND TOWNS Now Available

Congratulations to Dar Williams on the publication of What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician’s Guide to Rebuilding America’s Communities One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, & Open-Mike Night at a Time. 210 more words