Category: True Grits

“I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man”

Aliens and strangers … at Trader Joe’s


I’ve had mixed feelings about the opening of the first Trader Joe’s in Charlottesville. It’s hard to imagine what we’ve done to deserve it—we are, after all, a town of fewer than 40,000 people, though the county surrounding us is…

Swan Dive


There was so much action in the garden in the month of May–action that, between finals, graduation, and everything else that was going in my life, just did not get documented in this space. And now that I’m writing again,…