Hickory and Lessons Learned by Joe Gannon

A spring windstorm late last year removed the top from a tree ten feet from our house.  The house was spared from damage.  The tree was dead where it stood.  Though handy in the woods, I’m not one that can identify a tree based on bark and shape alone.  I need leaves to make my arboreal diagnosis.  The topless trunk

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Mary-Louise Parker reads Josh Ritter’s “To the Dogs or Whoever”

As part of Disquieting Bedtime Stories, her video series for Esquire Magazine, Mary-Louise Parker reads, in full, the lyrics to Josh Ritter's "To the Dogs or Whoever." I've already mentioned the important role this man's music plays in my life. Given this spin, I am seeing his lyrics as poetry, born anew in a world where love haunts like a bird of prey,

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New Balance: Made in the USA

Watching ESPN's SportsCenter this morning, I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this spot for New Balance. It features their shoemakers hard at work in the company's Skowhegan, Maine factory. Looks like the folks on Madison Avenue are waking up to Americans' desire to know how and where their clothes are made. The commercial beautifully displays what I've tried

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