That was then, this is now

In Floyd, both Ben Franklin and Western Auto had stores downtown in the 60s and early 70s. Piggly Wiggly also operated a grocery store in Floyd in the 1960s. Floyd Pharmacy now occupies one of the locations.

Doing time covering crime

A friend and fellow photographer for The Roanoke Times grumbled the other day that the paper has become “The Crime Times” because of all the stories dealing with illegal activity in the Roanoke and New River Valleys. He has a point.  Much of my work for BH Media, which owns both the Times and The […]

Morning fog

Heavy, soupy fog smothered the area Saturday morning as I wheeled my Harley out of the garage for a ride to Christiansburg and the regular monthly meeting of the New River Valley Harley Owners Group. The cold seeped through several layers of heavy riding gear and chilled me to the bone before I even reached […]

New technology and cold weather

I write this post not on a desktop computer or a laptop — although I have one at disposal at home and the other while on the road. Nor is is composed on a Motorola Droid X — a smartphone capable of producing decent copy and adding a photo to any of my various blogs […]