Recommendations for coffee, an automobile kit, a history of orchestras
Trying to see things properly
A tchotchke, a newsletter, and possibly the best book I've read this year
Speed, distance, a rear-view mirror
A favorite recent piano recording, my favorite notebooks for field reporting, and a new way to understand Bach
Thoughts from a Western driving tour
Camping equipment for your phone, a good way to think up good ideas, and sharp knives
Let's talk about contemplation
Bicycle racing, Australian romance, music by mood
My inability to build a pencil from scratch
A rare Wednesday email
Announcing "The Sunday Supplement"