A poet in Florida

I learned that Shakespeare really lived so scholars have decided. Though quite a few have studied me they’re not as … More

Discarded monuments

I originally wrote this piece in the summer of 2017, when I was traveling in Russia. It seems a good … More

Downtown’s war zone

In the city’s defense it probably seemed like a good idea at the time. I mean “temporarily” closing off sections … More

More autoAmerican anarchy

“How bad might the post-pandemic carpocalypse be?” asks Streetsblog USA. Well, let’s take a look, shall we? Should it surprise … More

Cycling mural city

I love this town. There are murals everywhere, and it seems that new ones are being painted on Gainesville walls … More

Between the signs

Some people like to take photos of grand monuments or sweeping vistas when they travel. But I like signs. What … More

Sweetwater turns sour

There’s nothing like a pandemic to make you appreciate a good park. During the lockdown parks in Gainesville, and around … More

Sweetwater in distress

This is Sweetwater Branch Park. Other than the Duck Pond, it is the longest stretch of Sweetwater Branch Creek still … More

The four hundred steps

It is a climb of 400 steps to the top of San Francisco’s Telegraph Hill. Through vertical neighborhoods of quirky … More