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Farm Stories: The Flag of Rough Branch

Drilling with the Pitchfork (photo by AMS) JEFFERSON COUNTY, KANSAS.  The call came from the neighbor yesterday at about four in the afternoon.  Your cows...

Life Amid the Suicide Machines

JEFFERSON COUNTY, KANSAS.  In small town America, business owners get to sponsor everything from the high school wrestling team to the "pride committee" chili...

I Did Taste!

Under consideration: Michael Pollan, The Omnivor's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Penguin (2006), 464 pages; and In Defense of Food: An Eater's...

Politics in Kansas hasn’t changed much. Still a wild and wooly...

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No Wealth But Life

JEFFERSON COUNTY, KANSAS. William Allen White, the noted editorialist of Emporia, once named our shared home country America’s tenth muse—the muse of prophecy. If...

Churches with Porches

JEFFERSON COUNTY, KANSAS. In the comments somewhere below, Prof. Fox mentions the regional artist John Steuart Curry. A fitting topic for my first foray...