1. It’s interesting to me the way electric tools and equipment run are still measured in horsepower, especially after attending Biological Woodsmen Week events over the weekend, seeing restorative forestry horse logging first hand and even watching a horse powered treadmill log splitter cut wood for firewood. See it HERE.
2. When President Kennedy was shot I was 13. Mostly I remember the initial paradox of liking to get out of school early but not liking the reason.
3. I recently posted the photo to the right with some personal reflections on meeting Wendell Berry and titled it Horsing Around with Wendell Berry, but Over the River and Through the Woods was the first caption I thought of for it. The song was a favorite of mine that we used to sing as children in the car on the way to my grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner. Hear it HERE.
4. During a panel discussion on restorative forestry, Berry was asked the question (presumably by a young school student) ‘what’s your favorite season?’ He replied, “You ought to be fair to all the seasons. The present is a very dear time.”
5. While getting dressed to go to Wendell’s Berry’s book signing at the Floyd EcoVillage I realized that black pants, a white shirt, a vest and a scarf is my version of a man’s suit and tie.
6. I just read something by astrologer author Robert Hand, which reminded me that I know a Robert Foote (pictured here with Wendell).
7. Poets and the moon have a lot in common. For one thing, they both wax.
8. Sometimes blogging feels like stand-up comedy without the thrown tomatoes
9. As a writer, it seems that I seesaw between the fast-paced productiveness of writing and the dead end crash it leads to when the bottom falls out. When I’m inspired, I complain that can’t write fast enough. When I’m not, I whine about having nothing to say.
10. If I was one of those young people quoting songs on Facebook, I’d be quoting the late Lou Reed: Some people, they like to go out dancing and other peoples, they have to work. And there’s even some evil mothers, Well they’re gonna tell you that everything is just dirt.
11. Facebook status update from my niece: Ima slap you all on the bum and call it Spanksgiving.
12. She nailed it. See the art THIS artist makes amazing portraits by wrapping a single thread around nails.
13. It’s not happy people who are thankful. It’s thankful people who are happy. Seen on Facebook