Our Turn at this Earth: The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For

“Our Turn at this Earth” airs weekly on High Plains Public Radio.

“Are We the Ones We’ve Been Waiting For?” This was the title of Wes Jackson’s speech at last year’s Prairie Festival, an event held each September at the Land Institute near Salina, Kansas. The question implies that we need to be saved. The irony is that we do, from ourselves.

Wes Jackson is a Kansas native who,

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Our Turn at this Earth: Animal Stories

“Our Turn at this Earth” airs weekly on High Plains Public Radio.

 

My mother used to tell a story about a dog that our family had before I was born. She swore he could read her mind. “’Elmer, ‘ I said to him one time, “why don’t you get me that chicken?’ I didn’t even point. But danged if he didn’t go over and grab me the chicken I’d been thinking about.”

Mom also liked to recall the time she placed duck eggs into the nest of a mother hen.

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