GNV’s dumbest stroad

Let’s talk about Gainesville’s dumbest stroad. A stroad being a car corridor that isn’t smart enough to be a street…

Good news, bad news

One day in the life, as reflected on the front page of the Gainesville Sun. First, I get it that…

In old GNV downtown

Listen, if you think the downtown Gainesville scene is The Place To Be now, it has apparently always been thus.…

Delusions of GNV grandeur

I think we’ve always had delusions of grandeur in our quirky little town, and this was even before the Gators…

Life in a seashell

Where to begin when you set out to write the epic story of a marine species that has survived a…

All the shells in the sea

Here’s my review of Cynthia Barnett’s new book, “The Sound Of The Sea: Seashells And The Fate Of The Ocean,”…

Think big, go small

What if, in reimagining The Power District, Gainesville is aiming big when it ought to be going small? Commissioners have…

Ron’s back roads

I wrote this for the current, Summer 2021, issue of Forum magazine. It’s about some of my favorite out-of-the-way places…

I of the beholder

Or what would Picasso say? Although I fancy myself a fairly decent stringer-of-words, I have very little artistic talent beyond…

The Great GNV Melt-Off

Things I learned while looking up other stuff. Listen, trying to explain Gainesville takes a lot of work and not…