The last part of November was preparation time for the big Christmas program at my country school.
Grandpa looked at the shattered corn leaves. “This is hail country. We don’t want to settle here,” he stated in his native Czech. He was in the North Loup Valley in the early 1880s, looking for a suitable place to homestead.
Now, more than ever, Eiseley’s message about humankind’s relationship to the environment is relevant in light of global warming, pollution, population growth, and resource depletion.
We take issue with the assertion that having a “job” is the prime reason for living.