Category Archives: Ecosystem

Cousin Reunion at Cedar Cove Ranch

Cedar Cove Ranch is a resort near Eustace in Henderson County Texas. I grew up and lived half of my life in Texas, and I never heard of Eustace, so you probably have not either. The best way to describe … Continue reading

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Things I miss about Texas

We crossed over the Louisiana line into Texas Friday night just about sunset–albeit a couple of hours later than intended. Considering this is the first long trip we have taken since my last trip to Texas in fall of 2019, … Continue reading

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Warnagala Wild Sri Lankan tea

I got an email last week from Rakkasan Tea Company that they had a limited amount of a wild-grown black tea from Sri Lanka. Knowing that when Rakkasan is able to obtain a superb tea (like the wonderful Black Ruby … Continue reading

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We interrupt your regularly scheduled program for this update….

You know what they say: when it rains, it pours. Just when you think it is safe to breathe a sigh of relief, Mississippi throws a curve ball…or truthfully, the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico throw multiple curve … Continue reading

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Hope is a dog; hope is fall season; hope is a September bloom

This morning felt more like fall than since the season change crept in. There is something about the light in fall that always makes me think of a special filter on a lens: the air just looks different. A couple … Continue reading

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Katrina Recovery Merlot and Resurrection Katrina

I have been known to select wines because I liked the label, although that is not my only criterion. This process began because when I first started drinking wine, I would study the label information to learn a bit about … Continue reading

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Rain rain, go away, little Suzi wants to finish building a house

When I sent Rand a message that we were interrupted by a downpour, his reply was: “Mississippi is a harsh mistress!” (Note: who said it is the mistress who is harsh–besides Rando, I mean? Maybe Mississippi is a harsh master, … Continue reading

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Finally Friday: What’s on your agenda?

Happy Friday, Gateway to the Weekend. Oh, wait, it’s all weekend all the time now. 🙂

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Cleaning out the closet

In the New Mexico space shuttle, waiting for take-off We planned the future worlds we’d build. After 4 wondrous and tumultuous years of trade-offs Sacrifice and time could yield. We loosed reins amidst sun and sand in New Mexico’s plains. … Continue reading

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South Rail Trail

I will get back to the Itta Bena story next, but for a little fun and relaxation, I walked a leg of the South Rail Trail for the first time Saturday. I need to increase my exercise, and there is … Continue reading

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