Dick Hague's Earnest Occupations digs into the rich, complex soil of place, time, and rootedness. Like Frost, Hague seeks to make his avocation and vocation one and the same, so the work of teaching, writing, and gardening weave into the fabric of "an integrated life" full with the poetry of "the grackle-dazzled air." Hague cultivates students; he hoes rows of words; he learns the language of a garden. And he shares it all with us. Read, dear reader, and be supped and renewed.
--Jim Minick, author of Fire Is Your Water