December 7, 2013


"From above, the land is like one endless, unpunctuated idea — sand, tumbleweed, turkey, bunch stem, buffalo, meadow, cow, rick of hay, creek, sunflower, sand — and only rarely did a house or a windmill or a barn suddenly appear to suspend the sense of limitlessness." - - Life Along the 100th Meridian





Photography from "Dirt Meridian" by Andrew L Moore

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 7, 2013 11:48 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

Someone in the comments at the NYT said and being from Nebraska, I agree (paraphrasing) the prose made the people there look like noble savages and as some kind of completely different species of Americans.

Is it desolate? Yes.

Do the people there have their own oddities? Yes

Are their oddities more odd than in some other part of the country? No, I don't think so. Just different.

I do like the pictures though.

Posted by: Chris at December 8, 2013 6:29 AM

America, America.

God shed His grace on thee.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at December 8, 2013 9:21 AM

Do the people there have their own oddities?
Which people? Does that description include Warren Buffet?
Johnny Carson?
When I lived there they all seemed pretty normal to me... Well maybe not Buffet.

Posted by: stuart at December 8, 2013 11:14 AM