My parents’ anniversary today. I want to share so much with them; and somehow I feel hope that their essence is enhanced by the pleasures I’ve experienced since they’ve gone. What I have to celebrate today is a TRIUMPH that has just taken place for a friend. It is about a feat of having completed and presented decades of work — the photographic images on display at the City Gallery in Charleston, SC. Remnants of the Rice Culture is phenomenal on so many levels. The invisible one is perseverance. The vast effects of slave labor on SC landscape has now been documented for all to marvel at. And now, Adam Parker’s writing about the exhibit captures, matches, and enhances no only the academic importance, but more importantly its underlying emotional and spiritual value.