Wednesday, January 06, 2010




Monday, December 21, 2009


Port in the storm, the Budget Inn. All communication occurred through hole in the center of the plexiglass, between homeward bound southern Hayseed and Indian Subcontinent proprietors.
At the still point of the turning world. Neither flesh nor fleshless;
Neither from nor towards; at the still point, there the dance is,
But neither arrest nor movement. And do not call it fixity,
Where past and future are gathered. Neither movement from nor towards,
Neither ascent nor decline. Except for the point, the still point--T.S.Elliot


Saturday, December 19, 2009

off the road

Tried and failed to arrive in Charlottesville before the storm. Abandoned the highway, holded up in Harrisonburg, Virginia.


Sunday, December 13, 2009


1-81, Pennsylvania. What won't we do for the convenience of the automobile?


Friday, December 11, 2009

on the road



Thursday, December 10, 2009

on the road

I-81, Pennsylvania


Saturday, November 14, 2009


I have never compressed, crushed or squeezed a squirrel to the pavement while driving an automobile. They do their squirrelly thing. Method in the madness. Here comes the car. Dash first one way, then another, then pirouette, then away.
I think they are pressed, squashed and pressed to the pavement by drivers who attempt to avoid them.


Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Marmota monax mortuus

Chuck wood no more.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

easy riders

In June I am participating in a local effort to raise $'s for MS.
Please contribute! If you are comfortable donating via the Internet, visit this page--
On the left hand side of the page click on donate to participant, see screen shot below.
Any amount would be wonderful. Times are hard. More important than ever to help.

Note: the above is a screen-shot, please visit the page on MS site to donate...

Funds raised by the Blue Ridge Chapter [in 2008] were used to provide programming and research for the 3,000 people with MS and their families in our area. Money goes for scholarships, in home care , wheelchairs, counseling, physical therapy, personal independence modifications on houses... Additionally, $'s raised are used by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to fund research.

If you prefer to donate by check, please make your gift payable to the "National MS Society" and forward it by mail to me -- I will make sure it gets properly submitted: Bill Emory, 1604 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902


Thursday, January 08, 2009

abandoned road

ran into an image of Ricky earlier today, the dog who raised me. Color. Maybe tomorrow.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008



Friday, August 01, 2008

Interstate 81 rearview

three miles ahead, traffic was merging from two lanes to one.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Providence to Pensacola, 1389 miles SW, miles left to go


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

carelessness, Omnipotence

In my home town there have recently been several stories in the news on the topic of automobile drivers behaving badly. In some cases the bad behavior is the result of a momentary lack of attention. Truly, there are few motorists that would deliberately play bumper cars with people in wheel chairs.
But it is an observable phenomenon that drivers are transformed when they get behind the wheel.
Why do we allow the Automobile to rule? Some interesting listening on that topic:
Peter Norton speaks with Coy Barefoot about his article "Street Rivals: Jaywalking and the Invention of the Motor Age Street," published in the Journal of Technology and Culture. Norton discusses the transition from streets being pedestrian-oriented to becoming the domain of the motorcar, and whose interests were really being served. Norton is the author of a book called "Fighting Traffic, the Dawn of the Motor Age in the American City."

I have a part time volunteer job with the City picking up trash on the east side of town. The take averages about 20 gallons a week. This is a busy time of year. Diapers, happy meals, condom boxes, beer cans, cigarette packs, big gulps, candy wrappers, dead animals, lottery tickets.
Would love to know how many citations were issued in the City last year for littering. Time to do some remedial house-training with these kings of the road.

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Thursday, August 23, 2007

horse and rider

approaching San Carlos, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Mexico


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

on the road again

imagining the landscape before it was ceded to the automobile


Monday, July 23, 2007

on the road again


Friday, July 20, 2007

on the road again


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Kill Devil Hills NC

imagine how villages would look without power lines and asphalt

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Sunday, July 15, 2007

day of rest

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

day of rest

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Saturday, September 16, 2006


Jimi Hendrix heads home.


Tuesday, June 27, 2006


six inches of rain so far. Flash flood warnings in effect.

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Monday, May 15, 2006


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Thursday, March 30, 2006


How long will it take to cut the three acre front yard of the motel with a pair of fingernail scissors?
I am finding out.

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Friday, February 10, 2006

pass with caution

I84 westbound, Newburgh, NY

the power to tax emanates from the barrel of a gun

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

tiny houses

In March 2004 Cities Ranked and Rated listed Charlottesville VA as the best place in the US to live.

The ranking was questionable but with the announcement damage was done.


The greed on display in this region now is staggering, breath-taking.

My neighborhood, the red-headed step-child of local planners, is taking a beating.
This has been a low density rural neighborhood since the establishment of the woolen mill village in 1830.

Currently, within 100 yards of my house, two developers hope to build 40 units. The units don't serve the neighborhood's needs, they don't reflect the neighborhood structure. The proposed growth is cancerous in nature.

Cash in the chips.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Spuds Florida

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005


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Friday, September 16, 2005

show time

Happy Motoring

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Saturday, August 27, 2005

lake anna

Louisa County, dawn
There are horns that sound in the event of a containment breach.

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Thursday, August 25, 2005


jericho road, at speed
dis·trac·tion (d-strkshn)
1 A condition or state of mind in which the attention is diverted from an original focus or interest.
2 Separation of bony fragments or joint surfaces of a limb by extension

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