Lydia Davis, by Harry Holdorf

Lydia Davis, by Harry Holdorf

I figured out why the Chinese respect their elders—’cause if they didn’t, they’d kill ’em. If you see an old person on their feet somewhere, get them a chair, ’cause they probably wanna sit down. I used to wonder why people could sit somewhere for...
Commoner, Ohio, by Harry Holdorf

Commoner, Ohio, by Harry Holdorf

COMMONER, OHIO Along state spur 67E, in East-Central Ohio, is this sign: WELCOME TO COMMONER, OHIO Population: 643 Renewable fuels only, and a little bit cleaner lifestyle! There’s only one sign, because there’s only one road into Commoner. Walter Lessing, the owner...
cows and birds, by Harry Holdorf

cows and birds, by Harry Holdorf

I think it was Wendell Berry who said birds and we had much in common, because we both eat bugs. Not that WE actually eat bugs, but bugs are our enemies. Cows we do eat, though. Outside my desk window, it’s basically cows and birds. Cows are quite nimble creatures,...