Category Archives: Country Philosophy

My own personal funeral service for my mother: Awesome!

Mother died February 9, 2019. I was 12 hours away by car and even if I flew in to Dallas from Memphis and rented a car, I could not have been there in time for the funeral. We had previously … Continue reading

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Do these potatoes make me look like Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen assistant?

It is no secret that I love Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen. Her stories and recipes are both entertaining, enlightening, and so beautifully photographed and detailed in steps to prepare. Her recent review of a cookbook recipe for vegan scalloped potatoes … Continue reading

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Things are looking up a little

It has been over a week now since I left for Jackson, and tomorrow, will be a week since I returned. It being the beginning of spring in Mississippi, yellow pine pollen is everywhere, covering everything. The wind has been … Continue reading

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Reimagine

Ever have one of those days when what you intended to do was not what you did? Me, too. I had an agenda all planned yesterday of things I wanted to accomplish. I have been dragging my heels on finishing … Continue reading

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When the rain gets your wood wet…

We enjoyed the fire from the bag of wood pellets that came with the Tiki so much that we order a couple of 4-pack boxes, which arrived Wednesday. Thursday, it poured rain, starting just as I was about to enjoy … Continue reading

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At last, I have herbs…

Every spring I normally purchase my favorite herb bedding plants or on occasion, grow them from seed. This spring, no matter where I looked or how often, they were not to be found. Yesterday I went to Home Depot to … Continue reading

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The view from my window

Life is like a vessel We fill it up With things Memories, objects, hopes, dreams Sometimes The weight of it Cracks –neither good nor bad– But it empties out all the same Pouring gifts Losing hope The message depends on … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Table: Current Project

In talking with my sis a few days ago, I told her about working on the backfill for the retaining wall: loading 3 5-gallon buckets of dirt half full and carting them over in the wagon. She laughed, and said, … Continue reading

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Stuck on Tuesday

If you have ever been stuck behind the bus of life, you know that there are times there is just nothing to do but wait. If you want to know the rest of that story, you can find it over … Continue reading

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Dancing with an albatross

In another of the unmarked sculptures at Lamar Park, I have been unable to locate the artist and the title. Ya’ll know what that means. I will be talking about standpoints again. Somewhere along the way in my MSW education, … Continue reading

Posted in Country Philosophy, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Ecosystem, landscape architecture, Mississippi, Modernism | Tagged , , | 12 Comments