Dispatches and speculations from the American roadside.

February 19, 2022

Train Dreams

London. Record-breaking wind swept across England yesterday, closing bridges, train lines, and attractions.

February 17, 2022

Dark Trees

London. A storm named Eunice is churning over the Celtic Sea, and the news is advertising it heavily.

February 15, 2022

The Ides of February

London. The gloom and rain continue with a high of 59 degrees. Or 15°C, which looks far less satisfying. I keep colliding with people in the streets and shops.

February 13, 2022

Night Flight to London

Night flight to London, and I spent six hours looking down at the Atlantic, hunting for the distant lights of boats.

February 9, 2022

Slush and Stone

Ohio. The snow is melting quickly, leaving behind a scene like the bleary-eyed aftermath of a really good party.

February 6, 2022

Morning Man

Utah. White skies, flurries, and temperatures around zero. The days around my birthday often find me rethinking the rhythm of my life and nursing morning fantasies.

February 1, 2022

Night Flight to Utah

Night flight to Salt Lake City. I find so much peace in the electrified grids of cities. Nine years sober today.

January 27, 2022


Sunset: 5:45pm. Grey skies and light flurries with dangerously cold temperatures on the way. Meanwhile at the library, a middle-aged man is braying about spreadsheets.

January 25, 2022

Hiroshima, Mon Amour

Ohio. A sunny and brittle Tuesday with wind chills near zero. Last night I watched Hiroshima, Mon Amour.

January 23, 2022

Middle Path

Ohio. The snow outside my window is melting as soon as it piles up, and there might be a lesson here.

January 21, 2022

Midwinter Inventory

Ohio. Blank skies, single-digit temperatures, and the sun goes down at 5:38pm. Here in the Middle West, I’m filling the quiet with books and music, absorbed by text and sound in ways I haven’t felt in years

January 18, 2022

Winter Robots

Sunset: 5:34pm. Clear skies with highs in the mid-thirties, and it finally snowed last night.