Sweet Words The Turkish delight was, in retrospect, a pretty big mistake. We were browsing a Middle Eastern market near our home in upstate New York, a festive, mom-and-pop place where I tend to buy […]
That’s All, Folk!
You can get very close to someone through his or her trash. Henry Darger — artist, writer, janitor, outsider — knew this. His life’s work was collecting the trash of […]
On Watching Plain People
At the Lancaster Heritage Museum I read a standard Amish school assignment that said, “As dead leaves ruin a lawn, so bad habits ruin a life.” On the page there […]