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The Moral of the Story Is Probably Extraneous

There really isn’t much I can add; Matt Tarpley makes the point well enough.

Still, though, maybe that isn’t fair. Let this be the moral of the story: … 60 more words



It’s springtime here in northern Indiana. Yes, that’s right I said Indiana. It’s been a year and a half since I last posted here and its been a wild whirlwind of a year. 832 more words


The (in)human author and the (in)human characters

The other night we were talking about fiction, or more generally any art, that could represent a non-human reality, a non-human perspective and experience. I argued that fiction was particularly unsuited to this task, because it’s a genre rooted in very human experiences and conventions for representing those experiences. 1,246 more words


New Beginnings

Here is a winter photo of the new home of The Rustic Junktion. We are in now located in a charming 1930s bungalow in downtown Morton, Illinois. 141 more words


Year of Grace, Day 142. Grace from friends

So much happens all at once in spring. My attention keeps getting grabbed by the excitement of this flower or that blossom coming up. Or certain garden chores that need immediate action, such as yesterday when the patch of weeds threatening to engulf the Argentinian verbenas and blooming Honesty  just had to be stopped in their tracks. 261 more words


O is for Orford Ness - so weird but so wonderful

I originally posted on this extraordinary place a while ago and the A to Z challenge seems to be an apposite place to repost it. Is that another cheat? 1,846 more words