Concord, Mass. — Author’s Ridge

“Sometime in your life you may have to work some suck ass job.” Students in my Hawthorne class flip Spring Break, journey from Florida to Massachusetts. In ten feet of snow. They make this extraordinary video about The Scarlet Letter, “The Custom...

Inverness, Fla. — Searching for De Soto

Boosters wanted  a tourist driver. Signs, interpretative kiosks and a pamphlet map led motorists down the De Soto Trail, a state-sponsored route that opened in 1985, loosely following the famed conquistador’s path from his entrada at Tampa Bay to the...