planet saving

Plains, trains, automobile

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There was a moment last weekend when I felt like that pilot played by Tom Hardy in “Dunkirk.” We’re driving the Leaf toward Americus,…

Buy your leaf (Part 2)

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When last we left our daring adventurers, they had driven through Atlanta in possibly the city’s worst weekend of traffic. Ever. Their winding path…

Upward Dog

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Maybe a dozen years ago, we were sipping some beers at a wedding reception in Montgomery. It was a good vibe, with a live…

The Heat Is On

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My back is sore. My knees ache. My fingers are raw. The pain is worth it, though, as we warm ourselves by the fireplace…

Let there be light

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A light bulb. That’s all the stupid thing needs. And yet, we’re going to have to throw it away because the fine folks at Target…

Train of Thought

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He seemed like such a gentleman, until he slammed those keys down on the counter. “If you want your damn car, go get it…

A welcome home

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We’ve been out of town for a couple of weeks — more on that soon — and as wonderful a time as folks have…

Sealing fan

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Breadmaking works great at scale. Process-wise, it’s as easy to make three loaves as it is to make one. You keep all your dough…