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...

Florida Trail (Green Swamp East)

With my colleagues Casey Blanton and Christopher Meindl, I am co-editing the Spring 2021 issue of the Journal of Florida Studies. Our theme is the Florida Trail, the long path that runs from Pensacola to Big Cypress in the Everglades. We seek contributions about the...