Reflections on Christmases past

As I write this, I am sitting in a Southern Tradition, a Waffle House restaurant.  I’ve got the place to myself and that won’t last long at this time in the morning, it does have me thinking about family and Christmases past. This collage of seemingly unrelated items seems a potent touchstone of my personal […]

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Fieldtrip: Petit Jean State Park November 2016

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Suntop Lookout…

While on a retreat, I discovered — by sheer chance — a lovely little gem of the United States Forestry Service.  A volunteer run fire lookout post way,WAY off the beaten path.  Suntop Lookout was nearly an hour of back-country Forest Service gravel roads, but the views were worth the trip. If you want to […]

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The Autumn of Creativity…

Yes, I know, it’s Summertime, but in my own mind’s forge of creation it’s more like late fall.  Things are slowing down the way they do every year about this time.  With Summer comes sombulance and with that comes sloth and all sorts of bad habits, particularly for one such as I that aspires to […]

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Petit Jean State Park

It’s getting harder and harder to find out of the way places to go completely off the grid.  I was surprized to find that I had useful service inside the park, as my imperfect memory remembered good voice service but terrible data service.  Mather Lodge of course has good WiFi, but this park has lots […]

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