Category: Mississippi Metaphor

Posted on: October 3, 2016 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

It Looks Different From The Bridge

The Mississippi River taught me about dreams. About halfway through our 1500-mile journey I crossed OLD CHAIN OF ROCKS BRIDGE in St Louis. The view from that historic bridge prompted these thoughts. I’m noticing a lot about the river as I live with it. I’ve lived in the Midwest a …

Posted on: September 30, 2016 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

A Different Look At Detours

Detours are part of life…and following dreams. Five years ago I encountered that reality on my 1500-mile journey that was supposed to follow the Mississippi River but often didn’t. # # # Thursday and Friday of last week I scarcely saw the river. I trust that it’s there, that I’ll …

Posted on: September 26, 2016 Posted by: Rich Comments: 0

Which Dream Should You Follow?

The Mississippi River inspired me. As we followed the river, watched it grow and change, I was able to use it as a metaphor. Here I talked about the tenuous, fragile nature of dreams. We crossed the Mississippi three times during the first day. I recall thinking that it was …

Posted on: November 14, 2011 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 1

Questions

One thing I’m doing to process the experience of Rich’s Ride is flipping through hundreds of photos. You can imagine that each picture evokes some vivid memories. I’m noticing that occasionally a photo prompts a question. I thought I’d share a few of them. What do you say about hope–something real that doesn’t …

Posted on: November 8, 2011 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Small Stream To Mighty River

 I’ve been sharing some reflections about the Mississippi River as a metaphor for a dream. You can see previous articles here. * * * * * The Mississippi River cuts a wide, powerful path through New Orleans. Yesterday we watched huge ocean-going cruise ships traverse its final miles on their …

Posted on: October 31, 2011 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

My Dream Or Yours?

Every Monday while I’m on this crazy ride I’m sharing some reflections about the Mississippi River as a metaphor for a dream. You can see previous articles here. * * * * * If you’ve been following this project through the blog, you know that one purpose of Rich’s Ride …

Posted on: October 24, 2011 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Wandering

1133 miles I never realized how much the river begins to twist and turn as it approaches Memphis. Rivers always have bends and corners. Everyone knows there’s no such thing as a perfectly straight river. But I wasn’t prepared for this. I can’t follow the river here. No roads trace …

Posted on: October 17, 2011 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 4

Glamorous Dreams

Every Monday while I’m on this crazy ride I’m sharing some reflections about the Mississippi River as a metaphor for a dream. You can see previous articles here. * * * * * The river isn’t all glamorous. Some stretches are glorious—sun shimmering across bright blue water, picturesque tugs skillfully maneuvering …

Posted on: October 10, 2011 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 1

The View From The Bridge

Every Monday while I’m on this crazy ride I’m sharing some reflections about the Mississippi River as a metaphor for a dream. You can see previous articles here. * * * * * I’m noticing a lot about the river as I live with it. I’ve lived in the Midwest …

Posted on: October 3, 2011 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 0

Detours

Every Monday while I’m on this crazy ride I’m sharing some reflections about the Mississippi River as a metaphor for a dream. You can see previous articles here. * * * * * Thursday and Friday of last week I scarcely saw the river. I trust that it’s there, that …

Posted on: September 26, 2011 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 1

Which Dream?

We crossed the Mississippi three times during the first day. I recall thinking that it was a bit disappointing. Even thirty miles from its source, the great river offers little clue of its eventual magnitude. It’s nothing more than a stream. We passed a lot of small streams in northern …

Posted on: September 20, 2011 Posted by: Rich Dixon Comments: 3

Where Does It Begin?

A couple of friends suggested that the Mississippi River provides a pretty good metaphor for this project. I think the river also offers some lessons about dreams in general. So as we crank along together I’d like to share some observations about the river we’re following. It’s interesting to look …