Monthly Archives: November 2010

Flavors of Friendship

As in many families, it is a Thanksgiving tradition in ours to hold hands while expressing gratitude for our blessings. Relationships with family and friends are always high on my list. Some of the friends that bless my daily life … Continue reading

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Hello! First of all, thank you to so many of you who wrote with kind words and good wishes for my safe travels home. It was great fun to check my iPhone whenever I stopped and see your messages. Thank … Continue reading

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The 90th Sunrise

This morning I drove to the levee above Venice, Louisiana, where the road ends and the Mississippi River branches out like the roots of a great tree, dissolving itself into the Gulf of Mexico. I walked to the top with … Continue reading

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I awoke to the sound of rain on the roof and opened the door to smell it and record a bit of it for the slide show. By the light from the porch light, I could watch it splattering and … Continue reading

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Just when I begin to think that the variety of remarkable places in which I have been invited to stay has surely about run its full gamut, Little Miss Serendipity asserts herself and says, “Not yet, girlfriend!” I knew when … Continue reading

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80 And Onward

Day 80. It’s hard to imagine actually, that this journey is nearing the end. It’s been a marathon and I am occasionally bone tired, but thankful for every single amazing moment.  It’s also abundantly clear that it will not be … Continue reading

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Whispering Secrets

It’s the best of all worlds when I can be in my room takin’ care of business and STILL get some nice shots right out my window! In Vidalia, LA, I was a guest at Comfort Suites, right on the … Continue reading

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Southern Hospitality and Hoodoo Magic

To continue…interesting people that I meet in crazy, interesting ways… Tommy Polk, the singer/songwriter who owns the Big Pink where I stayed in Clarksdale, told me I must try to meet Eden Brent when I get to Greenville.  Eden is … Continue reading

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Faces of the Delta

The land I came through yesterday is as flat as a table top for hundreds of miles. Perfectly straight rows of cultivated fields pass by hypnotically. This Delta land is rich and productive and is mostly held in huge parcels, … Continue reading

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In the Presence of Greatness

I rolled into Clarksdale, Mississippi as a blank slate. All I knew of it was that The Blues thrived there, now and in the past.  Before I left home, there had been a call from Tommy Polk, a talented singer-songwriter … Continue reading

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