Category Archives: Virginia

July 31st, 2012 … on laughter-silvered wings*

Those of you who have known me for a while knew, perhaps feared, that this day would come. To those uninterested in aviation, I hope you will rejoin me tomorrow by which time I may have returned to Earth. The … Continue reading

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July 30, 2012 … the cradle of the civil war*

Yesterday was different. Some very kind friends (from the days of Usenet groups,, and the old WYSIWYG News) took us out into the Virginia countryside. They had asked what we would like to see. I suggested that it would … Continue reading

Posted in Academic, Birds, History, Landscapes, Social, Trees, Virginia | 2 Comments