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suellen-ocean's picture
Mar.04.2014
You cannot blame Arabic agriculturalists for trying to maintain their hold on the coffee trade. During the medieval era there was a tremendous amount of botanical espionage and thievery. Delicious Arabian coffee from Mocha, with its stimulating effect, must have brought a good price, and lust from...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.11.2013
  This is the first indie author interview from Gridley Fires. We've recently talked to Southern writer, Tom Honea, about his recent novel, A Confluence of Rivers. Tom's epic story of a Mississippi family during the last years of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth is at its...
sharon-cupp-pennington's picture
May.11.2013
Some friends are as close as sisters. Others closer. Like melt on ice, or your first gasp of breath rising up from a river baptism. Carolina Slade, federal agriculture investigator, considers Savannah Conroy such a friend -- and Savvy’s in trouble. Falsified signatures on a six-figure farm...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.03.2013
Raised From the Ground, by Jose Saramago image via www.cleveland.com All writers - the ones who keep plugging away at their craft, that is - will eventually develop a style and voice uniquely theirs. I’m told that Raised From the Ground was the book that did it for Saramago, Portugal’s...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.14.2012
We went to the Farmer's market this morning. I walked through the aisles checking stall after stall for good things to eat. We bought red baby potatoes, fresh white corn on the cob, bright red vine-ripe tomatoes, and green tomatoes, too. There is a wonderful feeling you get walking through a...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.13.2012
Lowcountry Bribe, by C. Hope Clark image via goodreads.com   For this Southern writer's money, but I’ve found a lot of modern Southern writing either boring, not well developed, or affectatious. Still, with the advent of small publishers, the great trove of Southern writers who have gone...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.22.2012
  Harper's, it seems, as the right side of American politics nudges ever more into the Tea Party's never-never land, feels the urge to scrabble leftward as a balance. Not the sort of situation I'd like, but maybe necessary, given the zeitgeist.  At least, though, the feature...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Apr.22.2012
So we’re riding down the highway, about to make a turn onto my friend’s exit ramp. Cones are lining the road because some work is being done. My friend and I note this and say the obligatory “it’s about time.” As we curl around, we see road equipment in the BART parking lot; she makes a comment...
tanya-tolchin's picture
Feb.07.2012
Years ago my husband and I volunteered on Kibbutz Sde Eliahu in Israel, working in an organic vineyard and vegetable garden. On Tu Bishvat (the Jewish holiday celebrating the new year for trees!) kibbutzniks we had never seen in the fields came to help in the garden for a few hours. When we left...
suellen-ocean's picture
Nov.03.2011
I have come to think of it as a farmer who conducts business out of the back of his truck but sixty years ago Truck Gardening referred to the farm product being so far away from the market that the farmer needed to ship it on a boat or place it upon railway cars delivering it to larger metropolitan...