#1 2019-06-03 20:51:59

Having lived deep in back country a few times, I find this article... compelling.  Having to have had defend our home from marauders/assholes, this rings a few bells.

https://magazine.atavist.com/outlaw-cou … uns-murder


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#2 2019-06-14 14:47:17

That's a heck of a good bacon cooler. It's like a 5 page Willa Cather novel of the new century.

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#3 2019-06-14 16:27:32

GooberMcNutly wrote:

That's a heck of a good bacon cooler. It's like a 5 page Willa Cather novel of the new century.

Heck of an article.

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#4 2019-06-14 16:43:09

Sherlock Holmes' critique on the country.

“Do you know, Watson,” said he, “that it is one of the curses of a mind with a turn like mine that I must look at everything with reference to my own special subject. You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of their isolation and of the impunity with which crime may be committed there.”

“Good heavens!” I cried. “Who would associate crime with these dear old homesteads?”

“They always fill me with a certain horror. It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.”

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#5 2019-06-14 20:38:23

Baywolfe wrote:

Sherlock Holmes' critique on the country.

“Do you know, Watson,” said he, “that it is one of the curses of a mind with a turn like mine that I must look at everything with reference to my own special subject. You look at these scattered houses, and you are impressed by their beauty. I look at them, and the only thought which comes to me is a feeling of their isolation and of the impunity with which crime may be committed there.”

“Good heavens!” I cried. “Who would associate crime with these dear old homesteads?”

“They always fill me with a certain horror. It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside.”

And having lived there for years, I am in total agreement.

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