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Light Leaks Out

It was easy getting there. I left last Friday, stopping first at the local radio station for a brief interview, then heading west through Tennessee to the town of Crossville, where I checked in at the KOA. I had expected … Continue reading

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Into The Dark

Tomorrow I leave for Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where I will view the total solar eclipse with tens of thousands of others as we descend on this town of 33,000 and possibly double its size. Things I’m looking forward to: traveling again … Continue reading

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The In-Between

Monday:  The mist hangs heavy over the mountain tops, and the air is still and clammy. Here in the Blue Ridge Mountains it has been a rainy spring and summer. Trees shimmer in dazzling shades of green and undergrowth is … Continue reading

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The Way Home

Dog update: Connor is mostly fine. The spot on his eye may be scar tissue but does not seem to be something imminently dangerous. The weird teeth-chattering he’d been doing that looked like something awry neurologically has turned out to … Continue reading

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Crossing Over

I crossed the Mississippi River yesterday, Iowa behind me, Illinois ahead of me. The river, slate gray and stunningly wide, spilled its banks. To one side of the interstate, water flooded back yards and fields. To the other side, the … Continue reading

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