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Archive for porchlight

September 10, 2021

Postcard image of the Rex Theatre in Leland, MS.


In the 1930s America had more movie theaters than it did banks. Priorities.

September 3, 2021



What is happiness? And who has it, and why?

August 28, 2021

Philosopher's Press.


Happiness is a feeling rather than an equation because we can never solve it the same way twice.

August 21, 2021



Their presence on earth reveals kindness in the human touch.

August 14, 2021



Unique characters and great events remind us that life is always right now.

August 7, 2021



Ours is a diverse culture and divided country in many ways, but there is one characteristic that securely unites most all of us as Americans. We have way too much stuff.

July 31, 2021

Bide-A-Wee Cabin.


The significance of place in our lives is both functional and spiritual. Our birthplace, our addresses, our final resting place all help to identify us and tell our story on this earth. Where we are in place also constantly calls upon us to be aware of the present moment.

July 24, 2021


Up Ahead

Even when you are exploring and unsure of a destination, signposts and maps can prove very helpful. But what if this is new territory? The events of 2020 were global, which gives a new meaning to the meaning of destination.

July 17, 2021

Maryland Casualty Building


Time is the most precious resource. We will never have enough. We always waste too much.

July 10, 2021


So Glad To See You

One of the most difficult adjustments during this past year? Limiting and navigating personal contact. There is clearly more acceptance for this than there is understanding.

July 3, 2021

Hey Brothers Ice Cream Clock.


Will the words "summer vacation" become like phone booths and trading stamps, ceasing to have any real meaning in the everyday lives of Americans?

June 27, 2021

Hoagy Carmichael


One of those personalities you'd love to have a beer with. He'd be buying. You'd be listening

June 19, 2021


Just This Far

There are no guarantees in life. But when there are no guarantees of life and that awareness is shared globally and simultaneously, it does tend to get your attention. Being a survivor may seem with a simple choice, but with it comes the challenge of facing what you’re now left with.

June 12, 2021



A turn early in the journey determines direction rather than destination.

June 5, 2021


Next First Step

After more than a year sequestered by the pandemic, we're back with a deep appreciation and a broadened perspective. Visits from Pops Staples, Marcel Proust, and Burt Lancaster.

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