Age of Discovery

Jean-Frédéric Waldeck, Noble Savagery, and Upstate New York

Two photographs flank a painting here. One photo is taken from our place in upstate New York and the other from our place in New York City. I show them not to shout out our real estate holdings (…guess where we’re rent-stabilized), or to contrast Walden Pond with Thoreau’s swampy Civi
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Guns, Germs, Steel – and Holy Books

A number of reviewers have referred to As It is On Earth as a New England Story. Well,…yes and no. A good deal of the book actually involves Mexico; specifically, the Yucatan. I like their geographical shapes and orientation. But, more importantly, both New England and Mesoamerica fig
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