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…

11/24/17 Expectations

I started yesterday’s Thanksgiving Day with expectations. I woke up with them. I had expectations for a good night’s sleep on Thanksgiving eve. Not realizing that particular expectation, I got to watching documentaries on YouTube. I have had, as of late, a keen interest in India’s poor and the Hindu caste system which contributes so…

11/24/16 Thanksgiving Day 2016

As a favorite holiday, Thanksgiving wins hands down! It even trumps Independence Day, which not only is the day we celebrate our independence as a nation, it is my birthday. Still, Thanksgiving wins. It’s hard to get too excited about anything in July in Mississippi, it being a sweltering oppression of humidity, and knowing that…