Florida Trail

I’m thrilled to co-edit the next issue of The Journal of Florida Studies. ¬†Working with founding editor Casey Blanton and my USF St. Petersburg colleague Chris Meindl, we will focus on the Florida Trail www.floridatrail.org   We look for essays, poems,...

Friends of Salt Creek

Fifteen years ago the Florida Studies Program at the USF St. Petersburg asked me to develop a course called “Rivers of Florida.” With giddy early optimism, we fantasized about paddling every river from the Perdido east of Pensacola to the Everglades River...

Cairo, Il. — Manuscript Lull

Center map Get Directions When a book project lulls, I think about The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I think about Cairo, Illinois. At the end of Chapter 16 in Huck Finn, where the Ohio River meets the Mississippi, the premise snaps. Huck and Jim bypass a...