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  • Matthew Fluharty, “Family Video”. August 18, 2016. In the summer of 2016, I made a number of trips from Winona, Minnesota to Iowa City. Somewhere on that journey down I-35, an 80 mph blur of the interstate at twilight, I was lost in the quality of the landscape— the flatness, the dispersal of farms and towns, the wind turbines breaking up the long lines of field—and something caught me with a profound force.  These landscapes are changing faster than most of us understand, and we may no…
  • It is significant that the common image of the country is now an image of the past, and the common image of the city an image of the future. That leaves, if we isolate them, an undefined present. — Raymond Williams, The Country and The City I think about Theocritus a lot these days. Working from the Library of Alexandria in the third century BCE, this Sicilian-born poet was part of a collective effort to build the largest storehouse of knowledge his civilization had yet known. In the midst of …
  • It is significant that the common image of the country is now an image of the past, and the common image of the city an image of the future. That leaves, if we isolate them, an undefined present. — Raymond Williams, The Country and The City I think about Theocritus a lot these days. Working from the Library of Alexandria in the third century BCE, this Sicilian-born poet was part of a collective effort to build the largest storehouse of knowledge his civilization had yet known. In the midst of …
  • It is significant that the common image of the country is now an image of the past, and the common image of the city an image of the future. That leaves, if we isolate them, an undefined present. — Raymond Williams, The Country and The City I think about Theocritus a lot these days. Working from the Library of Alexandria in the third century BCE, this Sicilian-born poet was part of a collective effort to build the largest storehouse of knowledge his civilization had yet known. In the midst of …