Noted Kentucky author and agrarian Wendell Berry decides enough is a enough and pulls his loaned papers from the University of Kentucky after they rename Wildcat Lodge to Wildcat Coal Lodge. He felt it was just the last straw of movement in a direction that was counter to his beliefs and the way he has lived his life. Berry is someone I have meant to mention here on the blog before now, but this gives a good reason to label him as a hero here on the blog and say a bit about him. To begin, he is a 75-year-old poet writer who is also regularly labelled as a ‘mad farmer’…
I do not do this kind of thing on any blog very often, but that means if I am plugging someone, especially for free you should take a note or two. Hillside Heritage Farm is a small farm over in Garrard County Kentucky, not far from the river the same name located out on some rolling hills with an appropriate enough name. It is owned by John and Dorothy Contini and I am proud to claim them, along with the three kids as friends.
My hats off to France! Long live the revolution! Okay, so I don’t even know what number of revolution we are on and I am most times more fond of the history of France in the 1st half of the Hundred Years War, when prior to Joan they were getting their butts kicked by the English armies under Edward, Edward of Woodstock, and Henry. Beyond that I admit a fondness for the romantic imagery and notions, and of course from military history one has to appreciate the years under Bonaparte. The modern France though, well suffice it to say I generally disagree with the leadership there at almost every turn.
As I am waiting for a few thousand files to upload across the network so that I can move on the next step of something I doing for me on the computer end of things (which of course in turn allows me to put off for a bit longer what I need to do for the office between now and the morning) – I thought I would blog. Despite having a long list of blog ideas here on paper, as well as another list recorded in MP3 format – I was feeling particularly lazy. So, I thought for a bit and decided to write a bit about Willie and why he could be a hero.