Our lives depend on staying home and doing nothing

Before we took a shine to girls, the young men in my village would pass the long, steamy summer afternoons by throwing dirt clods at one another. Or stones. Or bits of asphalt pried up from the single road that ran through our village. Come autumn, we would “chunk” — that’s country for “throw” — […]

Erick Sahler: Life at a Salisbury crossroads

Both Andrew Wyeth and Norman Rockwell said they painted their life stories. If you wanted to know them, look at their artwork, they said. Wyeth wandered the Brandywine countryside and coastal Maine, capturing the rural landscapes and its people, and somehow made the mundane seem magical. Rockwell used objects and experiences from his life to […]