October 12, 2010
For many university scholars, astrology and astronomy were indivisible sciences, not associated with fortunetellers or horoscopes
October 5, 2010
Current Winona residents will portray past Winona residents that are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery as a part of the 12th annual Voices From the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk
The classroom at the Winona County History Center has been a buzz with dozens of actors and actresses rehearsing phrases like "muricate of ammonia" and "cholera infantum" and learning about 19th century medical practices like Ayer's Sarsaparilla for mending shattered nerves. The more than 60 actors in the 12th annual Voices From the Past: Woodlawn Cemetery Walk have been working hard and getting their whole families involved...
March 30, 2010
In my class, as we read the poems of Wendell Berry, we can see how farming, for him, is a way to see through the illusions of power and mastery and glimpse the real processes that sustain us. For Berry, this means coming to terms with death and resurrection, by which he means the eternal cycle of elements as they rise up into living beings, die, and reinter the soil to begin the process over again. This ancient closed loop of birth...