In the midst of a bunch of serious works of time-consuming writing, here are a bunch of random photos I’ve taken over the last month or two on my phone. My favorite is the derelict hat, left sitting on a highway, that the always-impressive professionals at the Virginia Department of Transportation simply painted right over instead of, you know, picking it up and throwing it away.

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.