qIn the end, what makes life meaningful for Kooser are the ways in which his neighbors care for one another and how an afternoon walking with an old dog, or baking a pie, or decorating the house for Christmas can summon memories of his Iowa childhood. This writer is a seer in the truest sense of the word, discovering the extraordinary within the ordinary, the deep beneath the shallow, the abiding wisdom in the pithy Bohemian proverbs that are woven into his essays. And when casting his eye on social progress, Kooser reminds us that the closing of local schools, thoughtless county weed control, and irresponsible housing development destroy more than just the view. At stake are communities, as well as families, our health, and arguably our very souls.q--BOOK JACKET.... a use for: some rusted wire window screens, a few short pieces of Summer electrical wire, a couple of dried-up cans of paint. ... As I approached the far end of the mile, two pheasant hunters in a Jeep Cherokee passed me, went to the nextanbsp;...
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