Robert Wolf
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I am a writer and painter focusing on the American Scene. In 1991 I estabished Free River Press, a nonprofit publishing house to document life in America by publishing stories written in writing workshops that I conduct by people without literary ambition I write fiction and nonfiction, plays and poetry. .
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Regionalism: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 2:30pm 6 Comments

E. F. Schumacher gave us a great gift with his collection of essays, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. His book influenced many who pondered the interlocking questions of poverty, industrial production, and appropriate technology. Among other things, it proposed that the migration of people from rural areas to large cities could be slackened or halted by creating appropriately sized industry within rural regions.

He addressed the…


Whose Game Do We Play? Theirs or Ours?

Posted on May 31, 2017 at 9:30am 6 Comments


Excerpt from Building the Agricultural City  

Lewis Mumford, a writer and generalist and one of the last of our public intellectuals, coined the word “megamachine,” which means “big machine.” This and the phrase “Power Complex” were Mumfordʼs words for…


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At 8:55pm on January 3, 2017, marilyn sands said…

Welcome Robert!  Nonprofit publishing house - you'd be right at home!  ha ha


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