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Mississippi Miscellany

1) If you take a drive along the back roads (i.e. pretty much all the roads) of southwest Mississippi early enough in the morning, you will repeatedly encounter turkey vultures picking through the evening’s roadkill. By the afternoon, the roadkill’s been picked clean - especially with the larger animals, all that…

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DEATH!, Or Southern Manitoba

It is September. I have been in Canada for two months: two weeks in British Columbia, three weeks in Alberta, a three-day drive over to Barrie, Ontario, then a week in Barrie, a week in Brantford, and a pair of days in Hamilton. Soon, I’m scheduled to be in Toronto, then Ottawa, then clumsily mangling the French…