Winter Solstice 2020

Winter solstice 2020 The longest night of the darkest year… I paddle out to greet the returning sun,Leaving in my wake The grief of lost loved ones,The uncertainty of unrest,And the fear of isolation, Heading toward a time when the days are not just longer,But brighter.Days of anticipation And hope,When we can once againGather closely inLove and … Continue reading Winter Solstice 2020

Goodbye, Jennings

This past week my brother-in-law, Jennings Putnam, passed away from complications of COVID-19. His passing on August 31 was sudden, and left our family with a profound sense of loss. Jennings was a native of the Warrior Creek area near Gray Court and attended high school at Gray Court-Owings while my father was principal. There … Continue reading Goodbye, Jennings

The Allen Parkins Project

When I’m out exploring I’m easily distracted by roads with names that contain the words “School”, “Church”, or “Mill.” This is usually an indicator that there was, or possibly still is something historic and of interest on that road. For some reason, Parkins Mill Road in Greenville has escaped my scrutiny. Perhaps it’s because it’s … Continue reading The Allen Parkins Project