What A Wise Old Farmer Taught Me About Love


Jordan Gray took an older farmer out for coffee and asked him his best advice about love and life. —– His tiny spoon clanks down on to the side of his white plate as he fumbles to grasp his cup of coffee. He is in no rush, and it seems that he has never had […]

The End of a Family Farm

Istockphoto image of a farm, barn

A small Hudson Valley fruit farm is very different than a large Midwest commodity farm.

Finding Life on the Farm: Our Surrogacy Journey


Having another child seemed like a lost cause for Brian Rutter and his wife. They found a solution, and it might surprise you.

Dreams of Failure

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Two dreams diverged along Ron Mattocks’ path, and he cannot help but ponder the difference.

An Unruly Boxer Stresses a Marriage


New parents neglect the dog to messy consequences.

The Mulberry, Act 1, Scenes 4 and 5

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James Olm brings us scenes Four and Five of Act One of “Mulberry.”

Now That’s Manly. He Opens His Beer with a Chainsaw.

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That’s just how he rolls.

My Dad and the Cows


That night, with my burned hands, I was inconsolable. My Dad could think of nothing else to comfort me but to take me to the pickup and drive out back to see the cows.

Sh#t Washes


If we had a video camera at the time, we’d have been ten thousand dollars richer.