Chris Toomey, RIP

Nobody won the game.  It was long enough ago to still be in the era of the NCAA football tie – when the outcome of a game could still be something other than a win or a loss.  The year was 1993, and the place was Birmingham, Alabama’s Legion Field.  It was the third Saturday… Continue reading Chris Toomey, RIP

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2021 in Places

Well, at least there are still places to go. I hereby present my yearly tradition of recording all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during the previous year. Here this year’s list for 2021: Baton Rouge, LA* Boone, NC* Centreville, VA Chattanooga, TN* Ft. Myers, FL* Kingsport,… Continue reading 2021 in Places

Tom Fillinger, RIP

“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:13 Tom Fillinger was a man marked by urgency. He could have easily been mistaken for a curmudgeon. But if curmudgeons are marked by criticism and inaction, Tom Fillinger… Continue reading Tom Fillinger, RIP

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2020 in places

Even locked-down, I went a couple of places in 2020. I hereby present my yearly tradition of recording all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during the previous year. Here this year’s list for 2020: Baton Rouge, LA* Chattanooga, TN* Kingsport, TN* Prince Frederick, MD Wintergreen, VA*… Continue reading 2020 in places

Chernobyl & COVID-19

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How the 34-year old disaster at Chernobyl may have more in common with our current COVID-19 crisis than you might think.

2019 in places

As follows, my yearly tradition of recording all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during the previous year. Here this year’s list for 2019: Ararat, VA* Asheville, NC Cashtown, PA* East Earl, PA* Holland, MI* Kingsport, TN* Minneapolis, MN* Owensboro, KY* Pigeon Forge, TN* Spartanburg, SC Washington,… Continue reading 2019 in places

2018 in places

As follows, my yearly tradition of recording all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during the previous year. Here this year’s list for 2018: Asheville, NC Holland, MI* Gray, TN Spartanburg, SC Chautauqua, NY* Minneapolis, MN* Kingsport, TN* Washington, DC* Woodbridge, VA* cf. 2005/1999, 2006, 2007, 2008,… Continue reading 2018 in places

2017 in Places

As follows, my yearly tradition of recording all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during the previous year. Here this year’s list for 2017: Chattanooga, TN* Culpeper, VA Holland, MI* Indianapolis, IN* Lynchburg, VA Minneapolis, MN* Moravian Falls, NC* Kingsport, TN* Washington, DC* Williamsburg, VA* Woodbridge, VA*… Continue reading 2017 in Places

2016 in Places

Yet again, following my yearly tradition, here’s a record of all the cities, towns, hamlets, or dots-on-a-map in which I’ve spent at least one night during 2016. New this year is an asterisk, noting multiple nights in each city. Here this year’s list: Anthem, AZ Chattanooga, TN* Holland, MI* Purlear, NC* Minneapolis, MN Kingsport, TN*… Continue reading 2016 in Places

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