Gregor Mendel. Emily Dickinson. Margaret Morse Nice. One a geneticist, one a poet, and one an ornithologist. Each burrowed to deeper truths within arm’s reach, close to (or at) home.
Each morning we (my wife, Virginia, and I) walk through the oldest parts of Austin, Clarksville. Once the plantation of Governor Elisha Pease, after the Civil War he sectioned part of his land for his emancipated slaves. Freedman Charles Clark established the community of Clarksville in 1871. He subdivided his land among other freedmen from the Pease plantation.