• Historic Charlottesville Movie Theater Restoration

    I got to see the beautiful restoration of the Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, VA today. Between talks by the old owner and the man in charge of the current restoration the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society’s Quarterly Meeting was a great…

  • HAVE YOU DRIVEN TO TEXAS LATELY?

    The past week for me has been spent recovering from my 9 day road trip during which I experienced great new people, roads and roads and highways (did you know the city of Houston is larger then the state of…

  • Heading out on our Southern Spring Adventure

    On a stop over in Chattanooga, birth place of Bessie Smith, my friend Kelly and I took a long walk around the River Walk section of the downtown. The Tennessee River meanders through the city center and the public areas…

  • Talking about food while on the road (and cooking too)

    On my long three weeks journey, after a few days in spent Oxford, MS at the Southern Foodways Alliance Conference, I crossed the Mississippi River at Helena over to W. Helena in Arkansas. At Pine Bluff High School I talked…

  • Leni’s heading back north

    Here I am in Vicksburg, Mississippi, bookin’ out ahead of Hurricane Ida!  Heading up Highway 61 just like in the Dylan song . . . . .  “God told Abraham Kill me a son Abe says Man you must be…

  • Finally some sun as I drive across the South

    All the rain has played hell on the crops here in the south.  This picture is of a sodden cotton field unable to be harvested.    I also passed soybean fields still with rows full of wet, and in some…