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Yellow Springs News Blogs Section
A briar patch is a “thicket formed by any number of unrelated thorny parts.” The briar patch figures prominently in the escape route of “Brer Rabbit,” the trickster figure in African American folktales in the mid-1800s.
Almost 20 years later, I landed another job at another community paper. This one was in Yellow Springs, Ohio — perhaps you’ve heard of it — and the paper was well over 100 years old, with Quaker roots.
Lauren “Chuck” Shows writes about a favorite children’s book — and what it means to belong to yourself.
The irony of this new fallen snow is that it landed on the opening day of a Caribbean experience…The Calypso Grill.
The moon this morning is a golden horn. To the south and west, the planets are shining — Jupiter, Venus. Yesterday at the same morning hour the moon was a creamy horn, caught, like an animal in a thicket, in a mesh of trees.
Lauren “Chuck” Shows writes briefly about cabbage soup and American attitudes toward food assistance.
This year’s statewide organic food and farming conference offered hope that farmers may find common ground in a polarized time, despite ongoing attacks of the organic industry.
When I was six — and eight, and 10, but never again after then — I made valentines for everybody in my class. Everybody did. The rule was that you liked everybody, even those you suspected you didn’t like.
So much has happened in this week, it is well that it started with a call to service.
Eighteen months ago, Kate Anderson came to my office at First Presbyterian Church and said, “I feel called to address food insecurity, but I don’t know what that looks like yet.” Now, with three financial donors and a growing list of volunteers, it seems our prayers are being answered.