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Barrett Swanson: The Soldier and the Soil

Their prose often stood head and shoulders above the standard freshman drivel, exhibiting a certain rigor of thought and depth of feeling that perhaps comes from having witnessed whole anthologies of trauma—entire villages razed by fire, wide-eyed children draped in gore, wives screaming beside mutilated husbands.

May 31, 2020 · Leave a comment

Brenda Butka: Manifesto

Before the revolution, later today, I must admire the chiffon sky, Read a story and the weather report, Feed the fish, find a card for a thank you note. Before … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · 5 Comments

Djelloul Marbrook: What Farmers Can Teach Cops  

As farmers once were, police are isolated from the communities they are supposed to serve. Farmers in upstate New York used to view Cornell’s agricultural extension services with suspicion. What … Continue reading

September 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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