On Jekyll

A few weeks ago, for the first time in my 22 years living in Georgia -- I have been here now longer, by a good bit, than I've been anywhere, and have stayed in this house on this cul de sac in Alpharetta longer than in any single place, including the big red house in… Continue reading On Jekyll

The Next Stop Tour: ???

https://media.giphy.com/media/3oKIPsU8OC7JhkvY8U/giphy.mp4 We're stuck. For now. We've been looking for a new place to live, or at least a new place to check out to live, for some time now. But it's been a bit of a slog recently. Not only finding a place. But finding a place to check out. Most of Florida is too… Continue reading The Next Stop Tour: ???

Planning and unplanning

We are off to our annual family vacation shortly. I can't tell you when, the internet police tell me, or someone will come and loot the house. Eat the leftover brownies. Get crumbs all over the seat cushions while snarfing down free Netflix. We're off then, shortly, for a week to beautiful (we hear), relaxing… Continue reading Planning and unplanning

The Next Stop Tour: Hilton Head Island, SC

For some reason, Hilton Head Island, just off the southern tip of South Carolina and just north of Savannah, Georgia, is a vacation nirvana among the people of Cincinnati. You see Salty Dog t-shirts all over the place in the Queen City. You see Ohio license plates all over HHI. It's weird, considering the two… Continue reading The Next Stop Tour: Hilton Head Island, SC

The Next Stop Tour: Oak Island, NC

It's not that we didn't like Oak Island, the quaint and quiet North Carolina beach town that was the second stop on our Tour, back in mid-October. (Map, here.) It's nice. It's warm. I imagine you can find, if you look hard enough, a cool little place on the beach or near the beach or,… Continue reading The Next Stop Tour: Oak Island, NC

The Next Stop Tour: Charleston, SC

Back in early May -- yeah, it's been awhile -- Mary Jo and I took a quick zip over to Charleston, South Carolina, to check out the city. We'd never been there before, we needed a little getaway, we'd heard great things about it from a bunch of friends and, more than anything, we wanted… Continue reading The Next Stop Tour: Charleston, SC