Smoky Mtn.

The Smokey Mountains are stunning and heavenly. But when you visit via the tourist spots, it is not fun. Too many people. Too many people being noisy and not sensitive enough to the awesomeness that surrounds them. Quite frustrating. This poem came from that experience…..  

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prairie crossing

Many years ago a few friends and I drove from Indiana to Colorado. Once we hit Kansas, I was awestruck by the wide open farmland, with no buildings or trees in sight! I felt that which is the opposite of claustrophobia.         (Photo from

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