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Feb
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2016
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Yellow Springs News Blogs Section :: Page 2

  • Obscure Author Quarterly – Fent Noland, author of the Pete Whetstone letters

    A portrait indistinguishable from that of every other man from his time period

    The following concerns the life of Charles Fenton “Fent” Mercer Noland, an Arkansas humor writer born in 1823, whose works are largely forgotten. His works are full of raucous humor, but they are also an important document of life in the Arkansas Territory and of the development of the American literary voice.

  • BLOG— The radical reality of snow

    A backyard game of Tic-Tac-Toe, and tree wins with a snow-crossed "X." (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Snow is an artist of great attention. Overnight, it drew perfect circles on the rims of our empty flowerpots. It chalked a fat line across the pitchfork’s handle, and dusted every rusty tine.

  • BLOG-Pear Plum Blueberry Pie

    making Pear Plum Blueberry Pie

    Pear colored stoneware decorated in berry blue, Miami Valley Pottery cradles a favorite dish.

  • BLOG-Stay Awake

    be creative

    Here resolved: Be alive to joy without indulgence, zest without extravagance.

  • BLOG— Another year by

    Quarai Mission Ruins, N.M. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Time, is that you knocking? At the door this time, Time, three sharp raps from the oldest knuckles in the world. Another year by, Time? Really? Why, I remember you at last year’s door.

  • BLOG-Dream, Christmas

    Little Miami River

    My children’s anticipation reaches fever pitch in the lead up to Christmas, the holiday that most challenges our definitions of aspiration and goodness.

  • BLOG-Luck with Latkes

    dressed latkes

    In the festival of lights, we celebrate miracles big and small.

  • BLOG – Kafka – “reading Kafka will make you smarter”/monstrous exaggeration

    kafka-young 2

    “The University of British Columbia and the University of California Santa Barbara did a study that showed the brain is more powerful after reading Kafka…Modern understandings are much more in line with the Kafka that his friends knew but even that treatment of his life can’t exist without some embellishment.”

  • BLOG-Warm Up to Winter

    sharing the family tradition

    The weather may be waiting to kick in in-season but the Village of Yellow Springs is in full winter holiday mode.

  • Santa came to town

    Alyssa and Aaliyah (who wasn't to sure about the man next to her) Worley got their picture taken with Santa last Saturday at the Annual Pancake Breakfast at the United Methodist Church. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    The Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa was a hit yet again this year!