Content Tagged ‘Elizabeth Kolbert’

Desire in a thirsty land

May 28, 2014 | 16 Comments

So long, Marshfield Road & Mister Toad

May 28, 2009 | 9 Comments

This summer Kathy and I have been enjoying our morning coffee out on the front porch. Mockingbirds, my favorite songbird from my southern boyhood, flit even this far north—they are the royalty of our hilltop—and we can watch them hunt insects in the gravel driveway and eat holly berries beside the porch, and then we can look at Marshfield Road that runs below our farm. The curving country lane is a story: What’s next? This stretch is haunted by my …

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