My Smoky Pilgrimage to Helen’s BBQ Fewer than 10,000 people live in dusty Brownsville, TN. It would be easy to blow right past downtown if you were, say, trying desperately to find anything at all worth listening to on the radio. But even if you did, you still wouldn’t miss the town’s biggest attraction, Helen’s…

Mobile Office 1: Central Lake, MI Public Library

Itinerant food and travel bloggers are grateful for the socialism of public libraries, which provide tax-payer supported: WiFi, desks situated next to outlets and in air-conditioning, restroom facilities, and last but not least: librarians. Smart, often funny and usually women, they are welcoming, knowledgeable and efficient. A salve for all the yahoos we cannot always avoid.

Running From a Blizzard and Getting Caught

I was going a grandma 40 in a 65, trying not to stare too directly into the Warp Drive stripes of light just beyond my windshield that burrowed into my retinas like too many tiny shooting comets.