Category: Notes from the Journey
Notes from the Journey – Rev. Doak M. Mansfield, Minister
The surreal adventure with the CORVID-19 pandemic continues. And the news is not good. Politicians and news pundits are wrangling over what is what and who did or did not do this or that. But its infections and deaths continue to increase.
I am personally enraged … read more.
I cannot express adequately my gratitude for the kindness, caring, and generosity shared with Peggy and I during her illness. Everyone was truly wonderful. I am thankful she is released from her suffering. It was very hard the last several months. She died February 24 … read more.
The Reverend Doak M. Mansfield
I’ve been thinking deep thoughts through Winter’s passing.
I’ve been trying to understand life as an interrelated, interdependent organism and express myself on that idea.
Current accepted science has offered the concept of the Big Bang Theory, evolution, and gradual structured change influenced … read more.
Our location impacts our relationship to the Winter season. We have our dramatic weather events but snow, cold, and long darkness are not significant elements of our life here on the Emerald Coast of Florida.
I’m persuaded that the religious/meaning myths, customs, rituals from ancient times … read more.
Autumn in Florida, even our panhandle, is not a time for turning leaves. Brilliant images of golds, reds, yellows foliage is more Shenandoah Valley, the Berkshires than Boggy Bayou. I’m assured my Halloween we’ll have some ‘fallish’ temps and weather. We’ll see.
Our nation is … read more.
“Once upon a time” is the classic, timeless beginning of fairy tales. I think it has wide utilitarian viability for most recounting of memories and even recasting of “facts” of what passes as history.
When I was about 9 years of age I acquired an … read more.
Notes from Doak
“Nesting” has a special meaning for me: I find it a compelling need to establish relationship with place and people. We’ve been in Florida and with y’all for just four weeks. Pegs has a vehicle now and is back to driving. Her … read more.
Notes from the Journey
Hello, I’m Doak. I like to be called Doak, sounds like poke. Rev. Doak feels like formalized intimacy. Rev. Mansfield if cultural formality is appropriate.
“Notes from the Journey” is the title of my occasional written observations, wonderings. Pegs and I are … read more.