Archive for July, 2012

Do you recognize this woman?

Exactly fifty years ago, in the summer of 1962, the New Yorker magazine ran a series of articles written by one of their regular science writers.  In September of that year the articles were published as a book.  During those few months, articles and book touched off a firestorm. The author was Rachel Carson and […]

The artists’ mega-quarry protest

Horning’s Mills is a tiny gem of a hamlet, set in rolling farmland, field after field of potatoes scattered with woodlots under a cloudless summer sky.  There are other crops, vegetables and strawberries, and a trout farm, but it is the rich dark green of potato plants that seems to cover the earth to the […]