Welcome to Dwarf, Kentucky!

Welcome to Dwarf, Kentucky!

Uh… thanks? Sometimes I’ll see a name on a map and just know that one day I’ll have to pass through town to see what’s going on there. Most of the time with these kooky names it’s a small place that isn’t anything to write home about, as in the case of Dwarf. But even more »

I’ve Lost My Voice and I’m Out of Sorts

I’ve Lost My Voice and I’m Out of Sorts

It has been difficult to rediscover my writing voice. I don’t know where it went. It must be buried beneath the sticky cobwebs in the far recesses of my brain. Instead what I’m left with is an uncomfortable fragment of it’s former self that feels stilted, incomplete and unnatural. The things I’ve been posting don’t more »

The Old Underwood & Petty Service Station – Strawberry Plains, Tennessee

The Old Underwood & Petty Service Station – Strawberry Plains, Tennessee

One of the stars on my Google Map that was close to where I stayed one night in Tennessee, was the old Underwood & Petty service station in Strawberry Plains. I’m not sure where I first saw a picture of the old station. It may have been something in my Instagram feed. Shunpikers, roadtrippers and backroad ramblers more »

Love is Just ‘Round the Corner from Hope in Culpeper, Virginia

Love is Just ‘Round the Corner from Hope in Culpeper, Virginia

When I rolled into Culpeper, Virginia I was charmed by the small town America vibe. At the heart of things is a lovely main street lined with well-manicured restaurants and shops. What pulled me to Culpeper was my worst addiction, the drug I crave most: Love. But before I could even get to the love, more »

Thoughts on the Roadtrip Hangover

Thoughts on the Roadtrip Hangover

There is often a strange sort of hangover that happens to me when I return from a roadtrip. The adjustment seems to take longer for the return than it does for the leaving. While traveling, my senses are bombarded all day long. Every hour of daylight is filled with wind and noise and wonder and more »

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