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, … Read more

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* … Read more

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, … Read more

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, … Read more

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* … Read more

Blogs, trees, & sounds in the woods

If a blog falls in the woods, and no one is around, does it make a sound? Probably not, although a podcast might. At any rate, if anyone is still out there, keep your eyes peeled. You just may begin to see things around these parts again…

What’s next, Putin on Facebook?

Looks like President Obama should give some serious consideration to missile defense, because the cold war isn’t over — the Russians have now discovered the internet: One of the Kremlin’s pet new media projects has been a site called liberty.ru. It’s been set up under the auspices of the Fund for Effective Politics, a think-tank … Read more