“Certainly the aural part of writing is a big, big thing to me. I can’t stand a sentence until it… Read more Writers on writing
Twin Oaks extra-firm tofu. Unsolicited product endorsement: it’s a genuine reason for living in central VA. I slice the Italian… Read more Brimming bowl of tofu
From a friend’s porch. Evening on the James River.
Rat snake on the Capital Trail. Not a great picture, because it would not cooperatively stay still. But we were… Read more Road-ride rescues
*You could if you wanted to. It’s a wood-ear mushroom. Looks kind of snail-like to me. I don’t think I’d… Read more Would you eat this?*
I am cohabiting with a wasps’ nest. It’s pretty much live-and-let-live with the wasps and me. They build a nest… Read more
Foggy morning at the Z dam.
Cycling in the Shenandoah Valley, near Dayton. Beautiful, quiet country. On a Sunday morning, the heaviest traffic was horse-drawn carriages… Read more Two-wheel travels
In the Shenandoah Valley: research for an upcoming story. Wander off I-81 south of Harrisonburg and you find yourself in… Read more Down in the Valley
“…I like the constraint of fact.” Mary Roach
At the time Electric Dreams was published, GM had killed off the EV1, and conventional wisdom held that electric vehicles… Read more Never bet against the electric car
Plucked from the road and returned to the grassy bank of the James. This seems to have been a turtle… Read more Road-ride rescues