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, soc.culture.new-zealand, 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