Sidney Creek

Sidney Creek lies only ¾ mile from my house on the shore of Chocowinity Bay, but the short paddle is a transition between worlds.

Whiskey on Chocowinity Creek

Distilling whiskey didn’t become moonshining until after the Civil War; then it became an overtly political act.

The Third Mistake

It’s not the first or even the second mistake that kills you, but the third in a row.

Hidden Life of Bald Cypress

What are the possibilities of seeing and thinking without eyes or brain? What sense of self might be distributed across a network of roots and fungi? And how is time perceived by an individual whose life spans centuries?

Oru Maiden Voyage

Getting in and out of the Oru required skills I hadn’t developed sailing boats across oceans.