Aztec, New Mexico–Nation Maps

The frontispiece for my Road Course was harder to create than one might expect. When I discussed the idea with a map maker, my artist friend Brad Sanders, I offered (what seemed like) simple instructions. Draw the United States and add number for each chapter,...

Pelham, N.Y.–Emerson on the Hutch

This week marks the four year anniversary of my father’s passing. I will get together with my siblings who live in town. We’ll have breakfast, talk, and continue to unpack. My father cast a long shadow. He inhabits quite a bit of the Road Course. He...

City Wilds–Finding Nature around Tampa Bay

I like my nature writing next to club listings and drink specials. Where nature writing should be. Ond and off, since 2016, Tampa Bay’s alt-weekly Creative Loafing has let me run a column called “City Wilds.” I write about trespassing onto Florida...