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!'"
"On a recent road trip from Atlanta to Auburn, Alabama -- once the heartland of the land of cotton -- I did not see a single cultivated field and scarely even a pasture."
"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?"