I’ve always liked the word “confluence” for the fact that, if I could see  and hear through the wall in front of me, I’d experience the joining music and rush of Goose Creek where it merges with Nameless Creek. Both of “our” creeks are jump-across-able streams alone; together they gain breadth and depth, power and voice. So I woke up this morning with a gentle rain on the metal roof overhead and have been spinning over and over this notion of flowing together.  It …

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For local readers  in Floyd County, you might have read this essay in this week’s paper. Except for the very important “bit.ly bundle” at the end. This was omitted when printed. What can I say? It is sort of important, so I encourage you to follow the link, especially for the time lapse imagery which is quite stunning and fully relevant to the rest of the essay. Good grief. Browsing the web one recent morning, I discover a “space exploration” site that displays two …

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