Category Archives: People

Flying over the hoods of cars 

8 April, 2018            Flying over the hoods of cars  I spoke with many friends who urged me to take up flying again, even though I can’t get a license. On 5 April, 1988 I went “flying … Continue reading

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Cuernavaca, la eterna primavera

25 March, 2018            Cuernavaca, la eterna primavera Cuernavaca is a place my Mom visited every year in Mexico. “La eterna primavera” means “the eternal Spring” in Spanish; it’s early Spring in Richmond and I saw three … Continue reading

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Short and primarily sweet

11 February, 2018            Short and primarily sweet Short because it’s getting late and Evelyn and I just got home from a long and excellent weekend with family in Blacksburg and Charlottesville. Virginia. Primarily sweet rather than … Continue reading

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You can’t buy this on Amazon

24 December, 2017            You can’t buy this on Amazon I’m 56 years old and this will by my first Christmas without a living parent. Mom was enthusiastic and ebullient and feisty and celebratory a year ago … Continue reading

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Shenandoah Gap

22 October, 2017 Shenandoah Gap A year ago this month, I was at a property owners meeting here with my Mom. This is the South Fork of the Shenandoah River in Page County, Virginia. It’s the western border or Shenandoah … Continue reading

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A story I never knew

15 October, 2017            A story I never knew I was hiking in Deep Run Park Friday – the same place I’ve twice photographed copperhead snakes – when a more appealing sight caught my eye. It was … Continue reading

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 YW84JOY

17 September, 2017            YW84JOY I couldn’t get that thought out of my head this morning in Manteo, NC. It’s a license plate I saw, many years ago. Sound it out – you’ll understand the sentiment. That’s … Continue reading

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