Tower Weekend

For 14 Octobers we’ve scheduled a weekend with a small group of friends at our place in the mountains. We’ve called the get-away “The Tower Weekend” since the beginning, a name derived from the unique hand-built wooden tower that was once the only structure on the property. Going to the Tower is not for uber-urban types. It’s a half-mile off the paved road up and...

Death and Wilderness

Last week Jack Temple Kirby died suddenly at 70 years old. Jack’s death didn’t make the local papers. Chances are you’ve never heard his name, but with his passing one of the great Southern environmental historians was silenced. I met Jack when he delivered a keynote address at a conference I co-organized called “The Chattooga River: Wild River Real and Imagined” at...

The Passing of the Perfect Reader

Let us pause for a moment of silence for beloved professor, friend, columnist, and book reviewer Larry McGehee. Larry passed last month, and his regular column Southern Seen (often printed in these pages) has now also settled into the literary and social history he so loved. But fear not. Southern Seen can now be found forever among the archival mist and digital postings of the Wofford website...

line
footer
Powered by WordPress | Designed by Elegant Themes