Women’s rights, emotional subjects in the Victorian nineteenth century, sparked lively discussions at Nook Farm

Women’s rights and racism are hot tops of discussion and controversy today. But women’s rights (along with the abolitionist movement) were controversial and emotional subjects in the Victorian nineteenth century as well and sparked lively discussions at Nook Farm, an exclusive enclave in Hartford, Connecticut, where some of America’s foremost liberal thinkers gathered to confront these…

Protect our forests: Build a safe campfire

Every year we read about disastrous wildfires sweeping across vast swaths of our national forests, and even into heavily populated suburban and urban areas. You may not be able to prevent all these conflagrations, but you can help prevent some such disasters by properly managing your campfire. Building a safe and efficient campfire requires both art and skill, often…