Past, present, future.

None of us work in a vacuum. There’s a history behind every picture, everyoral story, every recording, every single utterance we make. For a lot of thework I did in the Bootheel of Missouri, I didn’t quite understand that context. I felt like I was the only person paying attention. Sometimes that feeling scared me.Continue reading “Past, present, future.”

Arlean and Willie Peat

The first time I met Arlean and Willie Peat it was because their neighbor Ted Pullen introduced me. I don’t think they would have said anything to me had I showed up alone. As it was, all I got was a sideways look and a “Don’t make no never-mind,” from Arlean when I asked ifContinue reading “Arlean and Willie Peat”