Dan Specht lost his lfe in a farm accident, reminding us of the dangers of farming. But there is another lesson in his life's work--that we still have much to learn about how things fit together between nature and agriculture.
Lists may be the way we first began to create order in the world. They are a practical guide to getting through the day. And lists can maybe help us understand how we look at the agricultural world. Here goes....
The strange incident in Florida, in which a man was pulled from his bedroom into a sinkhole, continues to draw media attention, days after the occurence. It's hard to imagine the horror of what it must be like to get sucked into the earth without warning. But those who work out on the land every day have some experience with the dark side of the landscape.
Somebody asked me in New York last week what I was doing there. Did I find any corn fields? Hah, hah. No, but, I did find one smart farm boy—Evan Williams, one of the most influential people in Internet publishing.