Before you throw stuff out, check it first


March 7, 2024

While doing some pre-spring cleaning today I found this blank tape with no labeling. Before I was about to chuck it, I put the tape in my old cassette deck to see if anything worthwhile was on…

Read more

Five Fotos (Vol 2.): Bluffton, S.C.

Wherein I attempt to capture a destination in five photographs

My introduction to Bluffton, South Carolina, was a car wreck in a traffic circle. It was my fault. I pulled into a red pickup truck while frantically changing lanes in…

Read more

Five Fotos (Vol. I): The Shoals in northwest Alabama

Wherein I attempt to capture a destination in five photographs. 

For the first of my Five Fotos series, we visit a region in northwest Alabama along the wide and majestic Tennessee River known as “the Shoals" comprised of four cities—Tuscumbia…

Read more

No breakfast on Thanksgiving

Can a $90-a-night roadside motel outmatch a $900-a-night secluded resort? A study in contrasts (and personal tastes) 

View of the creek from the balcony of room 17 at the Stony Creek Motel

This Thanksgiving I'm reminded of a short trip

Read more

Fight Night: The Million Dollar Heist

Post updated January 2024

Two men, one crime, and the heavyweight championship of the world 

In 2004, I wrote this cover story for Creative Loafing, Atlanta's major newsweekly at the time. The events covered in the story — centered around

Read more