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The river bones

By   /  July 19, 2011  /  Cedrick Shelton  /   Comments

Tweet During this time of extreme temperatures and drought, the Flint River’s waters get so low that the river’s bones are exposed. And everything that once was lost to its depths comes to the surface. The lonely riverbed becomes flooded with ancient memories claimed by high waters long ago and sometimes there are even places [...]

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Magnolia in the mists

By   /  July 5, 2011  /  Cedrick Shelton  /   Comments

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Tweet Standing on the river’s edge of some foggy morning on the Flint, I noticed magnolias blooming in their full glory. And this moment of sudden, stolen silence transported me back to the days of my childhood, to a place I felt abandoned, when my father would take me away from the promises of the [...]

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Beneath the mossy oaks of Thronateeska

By   /  May 9, 2011  /  Cedrick Shelton  /   Comments

Tweet Beneath the mossy oaks near the Flint River, the modern world fades away. Time bends between where we are and where we have been. And once upon a time, when the waters rose, they were there, too. If only they could speak to us as we walk beneath them and we could hear their [...]

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Chickens in the city Remnants of a rural life

By   /  April 28, 2011  /  Cedrick Shelton  /   Comments

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Tweet While driving down Pine Avenue the other day, I came across the most peculiar sight. I thought to myself, “In downtown Albany, there are chickens in the city and proudly crossing the road.” Immediately, my mind went to that old joke, “Why did the chicken cross the road?” and for some reason the answer [...]

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