An ode to the land and seascapes of the South. In this issue, delve into: stealing the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse; into the aftermath of Hurricane Floyd; earth and root in Wendell Berry’s writing; “Kudzu: A Tale of Two Vines;” and “Mason-Dixon Lines” by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Charles Wright.
"'John Grisham sold out the South just like Hillary and Bill Clinton did!'"
"Who could be freer than one of these stock-car racers moving easily and gloriously between the glamour of moonshining and the thrill of roaring engines on dirt tracks, with plenty of hard living, hard partying, and wild women at every stage?"
"The taking of the Hatteras Light is a powerful statement about our society's reluctance to accept change and loss, and our refusal to embrace the consequences of living in a world shaped by natural forces."
"'We sell the world to buy fire . . . our way lighted by burning men.'"
"Perhaps no other part of the natural environment is more closely identified with the South than this invasive and fast growing vine."
"We were behind one another praying to get out of that water."
"Still, who knows where the soul goes . . . after the light switch is turned off, who knows?"