4/23/19 The Part in Front of You

Just look at the part in front of you; the whole is overwhelming. That’s what I repeatedly tell myself, overwhelmed as I am. I survey the twelve acres of publicly accessible Timberview Lodge property, amid the hundreds of acres not observable from here: The roofless Guest House, the damaged Main Lodge, the holes in the…

2/1/19 Logic Thwarts Medical Experts, or Not

Several times, I have had doctors ask me, “Do you have any medical training?” Formerly, I was asked it in the manner of a rebuke, as if physicians were implying that it was not possible for me to have any valid opinion about the rabbit hole I could see them going down, that it was…

2/1/18 Virtual Friendship Becomes Alive

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 was a long day. It was so long that it has extended over into February. As wound up as I was, I never settled down enough to sleep, so tomorrow began with me thinking it is still today: unusual for me. It is not unusual for me to go to sleep…

7/18/17 Defending Borders

I defend borders all the time. So do you, every time you lock your door, every time you go out into your fenced in back yard and later complain to your neighbor that his dog has done its business there, leaving it for you to clean up, but only after you have stepped in the…

9/2/15 Where Does It Come From?

The August malaise, having passed with its sweltering oppression, has me recovering my words and ready to write, or at least anxious to start back writing. Have you ever wondered just what happens when you flip the light switch at your home? What do you expect when you do? How do you feel when the…

5/21/15 Feels Like Home

I have a big day today. Electrical work on the power grid that has taken months on the campus of The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) will get its final energization today, after some testing and verification. Part of the overhead system will be retired in favor of new underground power lines, further beautifying the…