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Hell, Freeze Us Over

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I’m not superstitious. Good thing. Behind a curtain of clouds, the full moon ushers in Friday the 13th, a day forecasters predict will seal the middle of Missouri in up to an inch of ice. What could go wrong? Erifnus is apprehensive, parked under tree limbs.

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Ticket to Ride

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Racking up more miles on her odometer than the distance to the moon, my 1999 Pontiac Sunfire became Trigger and Lassie and Old Faithful all rolled into one. Her sleek lines suggest roadster, and she handles through twists and turns like a dancer. She understands her owner’s commands, as I work through her 5-speed manual transmission to reach her comfort …

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Now Showing

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Of the thousands of drive-in theater screens that dotted the countryside, few remain. Many are ghost screens, forever blank. But now and then…

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Blue Spring Branch

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Many floaters along the Current River pass by this tributary, never realizing it is there. Blue Spring doesn’t mind.

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Looney Creek

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It’s now a sanctuary for animals, this old church at Looney Creek Cemetery. Erifnus doesn’t mind. Buried here, my great great grandfather was shot by a Union firing squad, along with nine other young men, in a terrifying event that became known as the Macon Massacre.

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