The Row House Road Show | '21-'22

Tom Becker
Tom Becker's Dispatches
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  • Meet Me In Saint Louis, Louie!
    27 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 0 4
    Becky, Daryl Madi (an old pal), and Book (current student) We left for St. Louis and Denver on September 13th. So much has happened in the past week, and we’re bushed! We even contracted colds. 🤧 Our...
  • A Planetary Parable
    16 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Hey, fellow travelers! I write this from The Coffee Peddler in a wonderful little city called London, Ohio. Bikes, coffee, London. You’re right, we’re suckers for such things. Before I take on a day o...
  • Visiting With A Rabbit In Nashville
    10 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Forget Bad Memories Associated With The Term “Hutch.” Two of my daughters stewarded rabbits with names like Fiona and Ginger. Their hutch was a miserable thing to clean, so imagine the opposite sort o...
  • The Smell of Your Elementary School
    02 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    Once in my 20’s I stepped back into my Watsontown Elementary School, and I was ushered back to 4th grade in an instant. 💭 Linoleum flooring, tiled walls, chalkboard dust, and the lingering aromas of ...
  • The Evolution of the Nashville Party Vehicle
    31 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    The Nashville Party Bike, circa 2017, Emergent Form? They say Nashville is the bachelorette capital of the world. I believe ‘em. The growing gaggles of giddy gals going gaga are proof in the pudding.1...
  • Prairie Home Companion + The Row House = ?
    27 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    Our Living Room, watercolor by William D. Becker, sans bodies draped everywhere. If your household is nerdy, literate, and musical enough, you find yourselves sitting akimbo throughout a small living ...
  • Cars, Convenience, and Sudden Death
    25 Aug 2021 • 1 min read
    Our host Rob texted to say that his friend, a beloved Anglican pastor here in Nashville, perished in an auto accident along with his daughter. They were on their way to St. John’s College, Santa Fe ca...
  • In Praise of Spillways
    21 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    It’s a bit surprising to encounter a spillway on a public road these days. When you cross one, you feel a bit exposed. You also get a twinge of excitement…and a little wet if you’re on a bike. Your ca...
  • A Tree Falls in Virginia
    19 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Dan Brewer sporting his local town’s merch, proudly. En route to Nashville, we dropped in on The Brewers. Becky noticed a Holland cruise bag on their floor, and though Dan and Kristin had not been on ...
  • 3 Weeks In Nashville. Why?
    11 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 2 2
    On Sunday, April 11th, I was riding home from church with Rob, my Nashville host. He spotted a black Tesla at the entry to Jack White’s estate in Brentwood, an arm extending from the driver’s side, pu...
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