Looking at the world from my small rural acres in the Blue Ridge.

Travels

Historic Charlottesville Movie Theater Restoration

Historic Charlottesville Movie Theater Restoration

I got to see the beautiful restoration of the Jefferson Theatre in Charlottesville, VA today. Between talks by the old owner and the man in charge of the current restoration the Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society’s Quarterly Meeting was a great success. The thought and care […]

HAVE YOU DRIVEN TO TEXAS LATELY?

HAVE YOU DRIVEN TO TEXAS LATELY?

The past week for me has been spent recovering from my 9 day road trip during which I experienced great new people, roads and roads and highways (did you know the city of Houston is larger then the state of Maryland?), fabulous food, all ending […]

Heading out on our Southern Spring Adventure

Heading out on our Southern Spring Adventure

On a stop over in Chattanooga, birth place of Bessie Smith, my friend Kelly and I took a long walk around the River Walk section of the downtown. The Tennessee River meanders through the city center and the public areas were full of families enjoying […]

Talking about food while on the road (and cooking too)

Talking about food while on the road (and cooking too)

On my long three weeks journey, after a few days in spent Oxford, MS at the Southern Foodways Alliance Conference, I crossed the Mississippi River at Helena over to W. Helena in Arkansas. At Pine Bluff High School I talked African American foodways and gardenways […]

Leni’s heading back north

Leni’s heading back north

Here I am in Vicksburg, Mississippi, bookin’ out ahead of Hurricane Ida!  Heading up Highway 61 just like in the Dylan song . . . . .  “God told Abraham Kill me a son Abe says Man you must be puttin’ me on God says […]