Lynn Hannum spent her childhood in Monmouth, Maine, halfway between the Androscoggin and the Kennebec rivers. More than anything else about those two historic waterways, she remembers the stench. "Water Street in Augusta was terrible," she said. "You could barely stand to breathe."
If Professor Emeritus Douglas Archibald's essay ("Being a Liberal," winter 2006 Colby) had appeared in another publication--the op-ed page of the New York Times or the Boston Globe--it might not have raised such a stir. But presented as The Last Page offering in Colby, Archibald's comparison of the place of the liberal today and in the Sixties--and his pointed criticism of the policies of the Bush Administration--moved some alumni to weigh in from the right.
Three letters appear on page three of this issue. References have appeared in conservative blogs. Another... Read more »
Jane Brox '78 ("A Farm's Many Lives") published her third book, Clearing Land: Legacies of the American Farm, in September 2004. She's currently working on a book about artificial illumination and rural electrification. She lives in Brunswick, Maine, and teaches in the low-residency M.F.A. program at Lesley University in Cambridge, Mass.
Julia Hanauer-Milne ("The End") is a freelance writer and teacher who lives in Sidney, Maine. A former daily newspaper reporter and primary school teacher, she is working as a consultant to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation fellowship and is teaching in the Waterville Adult Education program.
Molly Pindell '99 ("Farm Hands") writes, cooks, and works at a goat dairy in Boulder, Colo. A professionally trained chef and farm enthusiast, her freelance writing focuses on the intersection of food, farming, and sustainability. Recent works have appeared in Sierra, Delicious Living, and Colorado Daily.