It is September in Tennessee and, unlike in so many of our northern states where the sumacs have been bright red for a couple weeks already, we are still in...Read More
Thinking About Children.
I woke up a little before 5:00 this morning remembering a joke from my childhood. Being really bad at remembering jokes and given that this was a very bad joke,...Read More
What do you see?
There was once a young monk who ran across his master on a meditative walk. As he approached trying to be respectful and quiet, he saw the master spit on...Read More
A Visit to the Not-So-Local Outfitter
I always forget something. This time it was my water bottle. (You’d think that as many as I own, I would remember at least one of them, but no.) No...Read More
A Late Winter Lunch
It’s funny how perspectives change. In August, the thought of late February, conjures of images of darkness, bare trees, a chance of snow, and mostly cold—a climate I have long...Read More
What Jim Needs… Four Days Later
Four days have passed since I posted my “what Jim needs” list on my blog and I thought I would try the experiment again. There were a few of the...Read More
What Jim needs…
I really enjoy telling people that I don’t have Internet access at home. I think the only thing I enjoy sharing more than that is the absence of a television...Read More
Squirrels: Rodents… or Role Models?
It is January and only four bird feeders hang in my small urban yard, down from the six of spring and summer. Flanking the house to the north and south...Read More