Monthly Archives: May 2014

“A Vast Wilderness Inhabited Only by Indians and Wild Animals”

Last night I was talking to a friend of mine who had read my recent post on slavery statistics for Franklin County, and she said to me, “Did you notice that there are no Native Americans in any of the … Continue reading

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To See A Fine Lady

Not so far from Oxford is the town of Banbury, famous for the nursery rhyme: Ride a cock-horse to Banbury Cross, To see a fine lady upon a white horse. Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes, And … Continue reading

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The Coin in the Fish’s Mouth

In yesterday’s Baccalaureate address at Sewanee, philanthropist Florence Day  encouraged graduates to “think big but work small,” and suggested that the University itself could do something about local hunger by opening a tilapia farm on the Domain.  She noted that … Continue reading

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