Leave it to Cleaver Sunday February 12 Featuring the Locally Grown-Peaches

LEAVE IT TO CLEAVER Sunday February 12th

This Sunday we are fortunate to have the locally grown (Muncie) band, Peaches. We don’t know what exactly to expect except some exceptional live music!



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Something There Is That Doesn’t Love a Wall

Mending Wall

By Robert Frost

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun;
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing:
I have come after them and made repair
Where they have left not one stone on a stone,
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,
To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,
No one has seen them made or heard them made,
But at spring mending-time we find them there.
I let my neighbour know beyond the hill;
And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.
To each the boulders that have fallen to each.
And some are loaves and some so nearly balls
We have to use a spell to make them balance:
“Stay where you are until our backs are turned!”
We wear our fingers rough with handling them.
Oh, just another kind of out-door game,
One on a side. It comes to little more:
There where it is we do not need the wall:
He is all pine and I am apple orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, “Good fences make good neighbours.”
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
“Why do they make good neighbours? Isn’t it
Where there are cows? But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down.” I could say “Elves” to him,
But it’s not elves exactly, and I’d rather
He said it for himself. I see him there
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father’s saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, “Good fences make good neighbours.”

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Leave it to Cleaver January 22: Whats Happening at Standing Rock Now.

We will have two guests tonight on Leave it to Cleaver who will speak about the present situation at Standing Rock regarding the Dakota Access Pipeline. Our special guests are Asa Duffee and Oran Baumeister.

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Asa Duffee is an activist who has been involved in various environmental, immigration, and peace organizations throughout the US and Central America. You can often find him drinking tea and working on various matters for the Alternatives to Violence Project of Indiana, Amigos Latino Center, and the Society for the Preservation and Use of Resources. He has proudly lived in Richmond since 2009 and currently works as a naturalist at Hayes Arboretum. In his spare time he plays Irish traditional music on the Irish flute and guitar.

Oran Baumeister, born and raised on the Standing Rock Reservation, is half native, half German. He has relatives on both sides of this issue.

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