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November 02nd, 2015
A southern Illinois landscape--I think it's what is called the little grand canyon.
Two favorite quotes from Wendell Berry: "In the present political atmosphere it is assumed that everybody must be on one of the only two sides, liberal or conservative. It doesn't matter that neither of these labels signifies much in the way of intellectual responsibility or that both are paralyzed in the face of the overpowering issue of our time: the destruction of land and people, of life itself, by means either economic or military . . . We appear thus to have evolved into a sort of teenage culture of wishful thinking, of contending 'positions,' oversimplified and absolute, requiring no knowledge and no thought, no loss, no tragedy, no strenuous effort, no bewilderment, no hard choices." (From "Caught in the Middle")
"In my favor I can only say that I have never killed or physically harmed any of my enemies, or wished to do so, and that I don't carry a pistol. The only thing I would really enjoy shooting is a drone." (From "On Receiving One of the Dayton Literary Peace Prizes")
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