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Not the Villain

Am I going soft on Emmett’s womanizing older brother, Cephas Love Wilson? A friend who had read this recent essay on Cephas asked me the other day if I had changed my mind about Cephas — did I now view him as less of an antagonist? I told her it wasn’t […]

Field Trip: Emmitsburg, Maryland

It is a kind of poetic justice that I would find a trove of information for Emmett’s book in a town bearing his name. I surely did not see that one coming. Emmitsburg, Maryland, is a small college town 10 miles south of Gettysburg, near the state line. What brought […]