Chapter 6: Last Stop before the Overworld

In 2013 my consulting company at the time received a sizable grant from a large foundation to figure out how to integrate smallholder farming communities in rural Appalachia and Alabama into mainstream commercial markets. The communities we were looking at were small, isolated and marginalized. It was disheartening to me that in the world of … Continue reading Chapter 6: Last Stop before the Overworld

Chapter 2/3: The Setting

The Biltmore Estate is what happens when traditional period European architecture is built with American flare. Naturally, it is grandiose and imposing and boasts  luxuries such as an indoor swimming pool with underwater lighting, a bowling alley and exercise room that were state-of-the art for the 1890’s when it was completed. As an American interpretation of … Continue reading Chapter 2/3: The Setting