Category Archives: Friends

Under the Influence

A possible way forward in the middle of turmoil and strife: adventure, balance, curiosity, dreams, education, and being found together. Continue reading

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Taking Along Our Ghosts

When I was young, I saw the 1979 movie “Being There” starring Peter Sellers in his most provocative role as Chance, a simple, uneducated man who grew up and tended the garden on a great estate, and had never been … Continue reading

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Love, Honor, and Compassion

Grandfather, Sacred One, teach us love, compassion, and honor that we may heal the earth and heal each other. ~ Native American Ojibwa Prayer Perhaps growing up poor gave me a natural affinity for Native Americans and other people who were … Continue reading

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Grace’s Son, Tom Parkhill

When I was growing up in East Tennessee just across the river from downtown in South Knoxville, I went to school with a rather extraordinary guy named Tom Parkhill. Our parents were friends so we would occasionally go over to … Continue reading

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Best of Knoxville’s Independence Day Street Style

  Seeing, being seen, walking the dog, eating on Market Square while the kids screw up their courage to run through the water play fountain, serendipitous art, it’s all happening in downtown Knoxville. This Fourth of July holiday my photographer … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, blog!

In this first post, I’d like to thank the friends who have been nagging me for years to create a blog. A big thanks to Nanci and Bri who have encouraged me to share my movie reviews, ideas, and creative … Continue reading

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