An English In Kentucky


















October 9th 2010    Tim Candler

    The aberrant frost of some days past will today be placed beside an anticipated high temperature of eighty-eight degrees Fahrenheit. 

    This blessing of continental living offers the mind an "if only" opportunity to extend growing seasons.  I can see tunnels made from transparent materials under which tropical conditions remain into February.   But what happens on December the third when the ground itself might freeze, three, four maybe five inches.

    There is heating from a fuel source of course, but how foolish I might feel enjoying a carrot fresh from the ground in January which when all its costs are arranged could make me very greedy indeed. 

    Yet sometimes it seems the greedy have been made respectable.  They have been turned heroic by images of themselves that give them smiles and odd spending habits and bypass surgery and long life and vacations in Cancun, and other such dreadful things. 

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