Katherine Dalton

Why I Am Not a Foodie

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Guess what’s for dinner.

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Local News is Nobody’s Business

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When the daily paper is gone, where does the reporting go?

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The Food Broker

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Big-city economic development from the pasture up.

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Gatewood Galbraith, Tertium Quid, RIP

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You who think that all of the principle and most of the color have gone out of politics never had the opportunity to vote for Gatewood Galbraith.

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Rebuilding a rural economy

October 26, 2011

Readers of this site might be interested in a recent Daily Yonder newsstory on job creation in southeastern Ohio.  This Ford Foundation-underwritten project is trying to create rural jobs by adding value to locally sourced raw commodities, and finding markets for the…

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Yo! Farmer Dude!

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What farmer shortage? We’re all farmers here at 1st and Main.

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Just in Time for a Royal Wedding

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Noble marriages have a certain appeal to even staunch republicans like ourselves. Could it be for something other than celebrity and The Dress?

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Probable Cause

April 14, 2011

Attorney John M. Berry Jr. in Kentucky is defending his right to criticize a decision made by the state’s Legislative Ethics Commission. Was his language at fault? Or is someone playing politics with bar association rules?

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Eating for Another Fifty (Centuries)

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Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson would like you to think of the Farm Bill as an Eating Bill.

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Dylan February 3, 2011

What is the point of eating local? Are we actually feeding something besides our own ego and gluttony?

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Dear Santa

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You may think every five- to eight-year-old you know wanted an iPod this year. Not these kids.

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Julian Assange & the Face of Placelessness

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From the mountaintop, the little people of this world appear very small indeed.

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The Ode Familiar

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A call for your favorite poems of place.

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Sunny Side Up

November 11, 2010

There are still some enterprising farm kids around, making a good business out of your need to eat.

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Rootedness & Rand Paul

RP October 29, 2010

What does it mean to be a Kentuckian, or a Kentucky senator? Does place have any place in a national election?

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Give Us This Day Our Bread–Perennially

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Planting a greener Green Revolution.

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