The Crossroads of Memory

Walking the paths of memory might get us closer to understanding eternity… [Read more…]

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Where They May Be Found: The Dead

The Dead are never far away. Sixth in the series, “Where They May Be Found.” [Read more…]

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Missing The Forest

Sometimes Forests need trees to hide them. [Read more…]

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Finding Identity In The Directions

There is a place where there are No Directions, and yet from that place spring All Directions. [Read more…]

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Sitting On This Speck Of Dust In The Cosmos

I didn’t post on A Sense of Place yesterday. I wanted to, I really did, but there was nothing at all I could say that wasn’t just a rehash of my personal struggle with belonging. This isn’t the blogging that I used to do. I used to write about connection and learning from the voices [Read More…]

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Rites of A Winemaker

This, he said, was an example of the rite this wine demanded, but it was only part of it. The rites of the wine include everything from how the vines are trained and trimmed to what happens in the cellar. And then the wine is passed on to the purchaser, and the responsibility to continue the rites goes to them: to keep the wine cool for storage, to let the wine breathe when first opened, to serve it appropriately. All of these things are part of the relationship between the grapes, the yeasts, and humans. [Read more…]

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Can a human being be the spirit of a place?

I started out thinking of Marie Laveau as a kind of local spirit of New Orleans, and wound up learning a lot about Conyers. [Read more…]

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