As is true for most readers of garden lit, Joel Salatin entered my awareness in 2006 via Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. While I had always been interested in farming and food production, I equated Salatin, a self-described “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic Farmer” with ranching, and so wasn’t compelled, right off, to read his books. After all, I was only an urban gardener who dabbled in growing a few
I stood in Lindsay Hand’s downtown art studio, feeling the creaks of the wooden floor beneath my feet and hearing the large building, filled with several art studios and offices, breathe and shift slightly around me. I held a coffee I’d just purchased from the Starbucks down the street and smiled at Lindsay. Her short cropped, brunette hair was curly, and she cleared a space in her daughter’s corner of
Below are some of Jim Bishop’s thoughts that I managed to capture in an interview a few years ago. Jim built Bishop Castle, which is a world-renowned one-man construction project and a marvel to behold by anyone’s standards. Learn more about the castle and its creator by clicking here. The following reflections Jim shared with us certainly help to define his legacy. “Pound for pound, dollar for dollar, muscle for
US Represented is pleased to welcome Kevin Arnold to our staff. Kevin is a writer and teacher from Portola Valley, California. He was the winner of the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival for short fiction and named Writer of the Year by the San Francisco / Peninsula chapter of the California Writer’s Club. He’s published extensively and had four poems featured on YourDailyPoem.com. This year he has stories and poems published in Slippery
In San Luis, Colorado, I was lucky enough to meet with members of 2MX2, a Colorado hip-hop and rap band. They, accompanied by artists Lolita Castaneda and Ramiro Rskwared Rodriguez, came to the oldest town in Colorado as artist-facilitators to run music workshops for the Move Mountains Program. Their music inspired the youth of San Luis, and 2MX2 members readily shared their talents, knowledge, and passion for their art form with
Steve Hostetler is making a name for himself as a commercial music photographer in Colorado, where he works alongside Denver’s largest radio station to capture unique moments in performance at places like Red Rocks Amphitheater, Fiddler’s Green, The Pepsi Center and the Denver Botanic Gardens. I caught up with Steve a couple of days before his next shoot, and we talked about how he got to where he is today.