Archive for September, 2005

Sep 27 2005

Pup 1: Morticia

Published by under Foster Dogs

September 2005 The first dog we fostered was Felicia, who’d been saved from the pound that morning. “Felicia” is a perfectly fine name if you happen to be a petite, buxom woman with frosty pink lipstick, but not if you’re a dog. To be honest, I wasn’t fostering her out of altruism. It was, to […]

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Sep 24 2005

Steel Drivin’ Man

Published by under Folklore,Very First Web Sites

In 1993 I wrote a National Endowment for the Arts grant to produce a half-hour documentary about the John Henry legend and the small West Virginia town where it took root. Dad was the one who told me about Talcott, reputed to be the site of the legendary race with the steel drill. He and […]

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Sep 24 2005

Cave Creek Farm

Published by under Family,Very First Web Sites

In his youth, Dad was six feet, eight inches tall. In this teeny picture, he’s dwarfed by one of his nemeses: star thistle. Dad was an exceptionally active and self-reliant guy. Even in his sixties when his left leg started to get weak he didn’t slow down, though little by little a limp crept into […]

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