I haven’t been inspired to write lately, so this will be brief. This past weekend, we stayed at an old farmhouse outside of Monterey, Virginia, in Highland County. Years ago, I read an article in a newspaper about the Highland… Read More ›
It’s been a very domestic summer. Since our Memorial Day trip to upstate New York, we haven’t wandered more than 20 miles from home. So far, the number one highlight of my summer has been getting sucked into (as a… Read More ›
I feel like I’ve spent every winter since elementary school (when the possibility of snow days were almost as exciting as Christmas morning) waiting for spring to come. My state of winter-induced “restless melancholia” usually starts around mid-November, when the trees settle… Read More ›
One of the most interesting and rewarding things about traveling west is observing how much the terrain changes in relation to elevation. On our way north from Phoenix to Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, we saw the landscape change from jagged, barren mountains to… Read More ›
I didn’t. All this time paying upwards of $8 for a single crab cake at restaurants, and it turns out they require very little in the way of culinary skill. Making them doesn’t even require de-shelling a real-life crab either…and… Read More ›
…and it’s Trader Joe’s on a weekday morning. The aisles are empty, the shelves are stocked and the cashiers are even perkier than usual. It’s wonderful.