Central Time

Cleo is in hiding, behind me under the rear seat, because we're in the midst of a thunderstorm. We're camped...

In the Heartland

When I drove into the Kansas plains last week, I felt an unexpected relief. The heartland, I realized, offered this...

Mountain Time

Sunday, driving from Spokane, WA, to Missoula, MT, I forgot I was passing into mountain time. Only when I checked...

On The Road With Jill

Jill and I have been traveling the Pacific Northwest, which Jill has never seen. Actually, I haven't spent much time...

Calilfornia

My From Animal House to Our House book tour has brought me to California, where I've been for the past...

Illegal Camping

This holiday week, every campsite in California is taken. As I drove up the coasts from L.A. entering the far-west...

What to Do When A Tick Bites

One morning last week, I spent an hour burning tiny ticks from my body. I believe I picked them...