Notes & Essays
Être fort pour être utile
Essays and stories on self-reliance, DIY, repair, tools, birding, walking, living well, and other bric-à-brac. Please, enjoy.
Turn Your Own Wrenches
Repair as a way of life.
Everything is a Practice
There is no finish line. There is no winning, no losing.
The Cavalry Isn’t Coming
It's just you and me and the rain.
Rules for Screens, Part Two
Let's talk about your phone.
Rules for Screens, Part One
You can have a television or you can have a life.
Is This Water?
Walking, Cleaning, Walking some more.
The Best Shoes I’ve Ever Worn Are Hardly Shoes at All
Let me tell you about my shoes
Waffle the World
A waffle iron can do a whole lot more than breakfast
Why Live in a Vintage 1969 RV?
The less you have, the further you can go.
Life in Chains: Del Taco
Written for an Eater.com series on fast food chains.
What’s Missing Is
A story (fictional) based on my grandparents and other bits of family history.
An Ode to JB's Sausage Cart, an Athens, GA Institution
One Nation Under a Groove
Consider the iPod, destroyer, or perhaps protector, of worlds