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You need to write short stories. Often. We need you to be the Wendell Berry from Troy New York. “I am prone to romanticizing the past, but the past might not cure us” Write some short stories about the people that seemed so hopeful in The New Bread Basket. Where are they now? Doesn’t seem like either gluten fear delerium or carbohydrate terror have changed all that much in the last decade. Putting sugar in a wheat based product or slapping an all natural label on something that the well healed can afford seems to be the norm. Romanticize the present. We really need that. It can still be the truth.

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Thanks Ken! I really appreciate your faith in my writing.

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Apr 8Liked by Amy Halloran

yes, 'I’m grateful I get to make these choices between creative activities, baking and ...." I feel so lucky too. Thank you.

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Thanks for reading Rosemary!

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Who’s Tom Smith?

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He was a professor at Ualbany in the 80s and the Director of the NYS Writers Institute — really wonderful person

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I am drawn to your beyond-the-surface technique of making sense of things through our communal need and appreciation of thoughtful food. 🤓

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