“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” —Ed Abbey

“When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”
—Hunter S. Thompson

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.” —Eartha Kitt

“I am sure the way to enjoy life is to live in obscurity with frequent escapades.” —Freya Stark

“People speak in poetry all the time.
They just don’t realize it.”  —Sherman Alexie

“The most common way people give up their power
is by thinking they don’t have any. ” —Alice Walker

Lightcap Farm


A word farm.

An idea farm.

A book farm.

Welcome! I’m Carolyn M. Crane, managing editor and publisher at Lightcap Farm. Visit our blog to read original essays, poems, and stories paired with photographs and paintings. Visit the Word Farm to remember words you can water and fertilize–and to read what certain words mean to our contributors. In need of new ideas? Visit the Idea Farm to get a fresh perspective.  Get to know us better when you visit Meet Our Contributors. Grab your favorite beverage. Settle in. Stay with us awhile.


Lightcap Farm is named in honor of Edward Abbey’s fictitious farm in A Fool’s Progress.
See Abbey’s Corner on our Details page for quotes from Ed.

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