GNV’s dumbest stroad

Let’s talk about Gainesville’s dumbest stroad. A stroad being a car corridor that isn’t smart enough to be a street … More

Good news, bad news

One day in the life, as reflected on the front page of the Gainesville Sun. First, I get it that … More

In old GNV downtown

Listen, if you think the downtown Gainesville scene is The Place To Be now, it has apparently always been thus. … More

Life in a seashell

Where to begin when you set out to write the epic story of a marine species that has survived a … More

Think big, go small

What if, in reimagining The Power District, Gainesville is aiming big when it ought to be going small? Commissioners have … More

Ron’s back roads

I wrote this for the current, Summer 2021, issue of Forum magazine. It’s about some of my favorite out-of-the-way places … More

I of the beholder

Or what would Picasso say? Although I fancy myself a fairly decent stringer-of-words, I have very little artistic talent beyond … More

The Great GNV Melt-Off

Things I learned while looking up other stuff. Listen, trying to explain Gainesville takes a lot of work and not … More