James Fox

James Fox

James has spent half his life shuttling between southern Vermont and the borders of Scotland. From that upbringing came an equal appreciation for John Buchan as well as Americana. You might find him outside grilling chicken thighs or rescuing thrift store brogues to have them resoled. Currently based near Boston, he works with the digital libraries and metadata of some of your favorite brands… You can also find James at 10engines


ReadAbout the Concord Grape

About the Concord Grape

by James Fox

Humans have been eating and making wine out of grapes for a very long time

ReadAluminum Canoes, a History

Aluminum Canoes, a History

by James Fox

An inexpensive alternative to hand-carved wooden canoes was inevitable

ReadShoe Shining 101

Shoe Shining 101

by James Fox

We interviewed three experts about why you should polish your shoes

ReadAn Oyster Primer

An Oyster Primer

by James Fox

Shucking is one of those sneaky life skills that you may not use everyday, but secretly

ReadDiner Mug History

Diner Mug History

by James Fox

In historic diners on the East Coast (often modeled from or after railway dining cars)

ReadArt of the Bird Guide

Art of the Bird Guide

by James Fox

The term ‘bird watching’ was possibly coined by Edmund Selous with his book by the...

ReadRock a Tie Knot

Rock a Tie Knot

by James Fox

Rather than describe how to tie a necktie, which can be done in three words: over, under

ReadScrumptious Seafood Soups

Scrumptious Seafood Soups

by James Fox

A favorite dish of fishmongers in Marseille, bouillabaisse translates roughly as

ReadA Guide to Punching Bags

A Guide to Punching Bags

by James Fox

Nostalgic for a time when neighborhood boxing clubs were common, before