Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown

Whitney Brown is a dry-stone waller and folklorist based in Greenville, South Carolina.

She spent her twenties bouncing between the University of North Carolina and the Smithsonian, small farms and commercial kitchens, and hillsides and blacksmith shops in Wales before realizing that she wanted to work with both her hands and her intellect.

Today, in addition to running her own stone masonry business, she continues to pursue independent oral history and photography projects in the US and Wales.

She can often be found staring up at stars, stretched out on picnic blankets, scrambling across remote hilltops, or helming a sailing vessel.

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Whitney Brown @wbrownstone

Just thinking of how many people I love who would have been put in concentration camps in Nazi Germany just based on who they are (and who might be detained or abused even now, depending on the locale). Staggering.

Whoever the patriot is that leaked the Bolton manuscript, thank you
🙏🏽🇺🇸

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/27/opinion/john-roberts-impeachment-witnesses.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share via @NYTOpinion

Please, Lord. Also, CC my senators ⁦@timkaine⁩ and ⁦@MarkWarner⁩

So far, the president’s defense has been that it’s unfair of us to present facts that demonstrate the president’s guilt.

Republican Senators are ok with Trump:
- soliciting foreign election interference
- coercing foreign election interference
- obstructing congressional oversight
- threatening members of Congress

They are not ok with Schiff:
- saying Trump threatened members of Congress

Sunday scene. Lots of scheming happening in this window amidst tea cups and pastry flakes. @ Sub Rosa Bakery https://www.instagram.com/p/B7zs28SHXsH/?igshid=1lloen91ej28v

Finally made it. @ Caravatis Architectural Salvage https://www.instagram.com/p/B7whpdEHYSE/?igshid=eix7btpegnw

I feel proud of the House Mgrs. Those are some smart, composed humans, and I also know they have good staff behind them. Whatever happens next, Democrats have so far hit it out of the park laying the case out in the Senate.

John Roberts comes face to face with the mess he made https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/01/23/john-roberts-comes-face-face-with-mess-he-made/

I’ve about decided the crazies can have this country.

Okay, the only person who can save America is John Roberts. What will he do?

A reminder that Trump and Kushner routinely talk to world leaders on unsecured private phones ... https://twitter.com/TheEconomist/status/1220369103468355584

I love the Brits. ❤️ https://twitter.com/DarrenLethem/status/1220327690563194880

NYT today runs a letter complaining Dems are wasting time & money on the #impeachmenttrial rather than working on other issues. Guess no one (looking at you, NYT) told 'em 400 bills are stacked on #traitorMitch's desk that he refuses to bring to a vote.

the impeachment trial in 280 characters:

—the content of Schiff's blistering presentation on Trump's dangerous corruption is horrifying

—the Republican majority does not want witnesses or documents

—despite having sworn an impartiality oath, many Republican Senators are absent

Londoners! If you’d like to pick up a signed copy of Where There’s A Will, there are ten of them available at @laciclistaUK in East Sheen. They also have nice coffee and cake. 📚☕️🍰

As a result of woman-handling big-ass timbers all week, I am finally getting my construction muscles back. The waxing and waning of my body with work and rest is one of the most fascinating aspects of my thirties. Feeling exhausted but stronger never gets old.

Morning commute. @ Washington D.C. https://www.instagram.com/p/B7rj-krH1L6/?igshid=cxdr5i3uy5ef

This morning: I watched the person in front of me watch YouTube videos while driving, tailgate, and then throw a plastic Pepsi bottle out of her window. Ugh. Humans.

By blocking witnesses and records, Republican Senators are not just rigging this trial. They are also encouraging Trump to continue trying to rig our next election. The illegitimacy of this process threatens the legitimacy of the election.