The Curious, Adventurous Life of Gene Espy

The Curious, Adventurous Life of Gene Espy

Author’s note: At times the subjects of articles published over the past 20 years come to mind as having particular relevance or interest. This article is one of those occasional features based on earlier topics and writings. It first appeared in the May-June...
Even rocks change

Even rocks change

I’ve found it increasingly hard to blog on current events these days, given that the political situation is so hopelessly in a shambles that any comments from me would be just restating the obvious. Hurricanes and other disasters likewise get more than adequate...
Now, that’s evil …

Now, that’s evil …

In a very nice cabin set in majestic old forest growth outside of Helen, Ga., Susan I looked forward to several days of hiking on some of the area’s charming and challenging trails — but have been foiled by three straight days of rain. I like hiking, and I...

Underlooking …

A weekend in the mountains is almost always good for the soul, especially when one is healthy enough — and the weather is nice enough — for hiking random trails, especially those that aren’t so well known. While mountain trails often open up to...

A walking cliché

There’s nothing original about saying that life is a journey, not a destination. A quote to that effect is often attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but at least one “Quote Investigator” has been unable to find it in Emerson’s writings. The...