May 03 B, 2022

The End of the 22-acre Woods

Progress in Action

The beginning of 480 single family dwellings plus a condo or two and all that comes with it, 40 feet to the north of where I live. Woopie.

This machine is a tree-eater. It pushes trees over and grinds them up. It can eat the forest in a couple of days. Money can do anything except buy the things money can’t buy. And it can destroy those. Yippie.

Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

7 thoughts on “May 03 B, 2022

  1. My heart sinks for you. I’ve only lived in Western North Carolina for 7 years, but what drew me here – the wonderful green trees and mountains that called to me – are being gobbled up by development along our main roads that used to be forest-lined. I try to put one foot in front of me and just keep moving within the moment, but I struggle to figure out how emotions color my life and how to incorporate them into living in the now.

    So sorry for your trial by mechanical monsters who chew up the natural beauty around you. So sorry!

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    1. Thanks, Sandy! We live between the clashing rocks and the heaving waves, and have to make the best of it with kindness and goodwill for those who are in “The Great Flow of Circumstances” with us! No matter what our chances are! — Jim


    1. Like I said to Sandy and to Amee, We make the best of each situation as it arises, no matter what our chances are, for as long as situations arise, for the joy of doing it and the satisfaction of having done it. We will always have that to do!


    1. And always our place is the same: Get up and do what needs to be done, no matter what, regardless of what our chances are! It is the Sisyphean Task through the ages!


  2. I tried the “get up and do what needs to be done” approach today and had a couple of numinous experiences with a phone call and a visit from a friend. All is good.

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