Archive for September, 2008

Sep 18 2008

Green Rolling Hills of West Virginia

At last — in case anyone cares — here is documentation of my trip to West Virginia: eight days of hiking hiking hiking condensed into a six-minute slideshow featuring an appropriately bluegrassy soundtrack. All the photos were taken on Dad’s farm, except when I accidentally wandered off by following the wrong ridge. On my connection […]

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Sep 17 2008

Steel Drivin’ Man: The Legend of John Henry

Before I upload my pictures from my recent visit to West Virginia, I’ll tell you about one day in particular: our field trip to Talcott: “The home of the John Henry Legend.” I’d spent a lot of time tromping around there while producing Steel Drivin’ Man. You can read more about the documentary or visit […]

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Sep 11 2008

American Holidays: Mothers Day

In the late 1980s Adi Gevins and I got a CPB grant to do a series of half-hour programs about American holiday traditions. We called it A Gathering of Days: American Holiday Traditions. Here’s what I, pregnant at the time, did for Mother’s Day. I called it Mothers. On deadline I put finishing touches on […]

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