“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
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
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
Fiddler crabs, with David Johnson from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, for an upcoming piece in Virginia Living. “As marsh… Read more Marsh-up
it’s the “fun” part I’m not so sure about. Actually — the delicious part too. Also: “rollered”?