Monthly Archives: July 2006

Awakening at UVA

In the fall of 1991, I was a newly-hatched law student at the University of Virginia.  I had recently returned to the States from a year playing rugby and teaching English in Japan.  At UVA, my life was focused on … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

One of the advantages of a summer vacation — even a brief one — is that you can catch up on summer reading. My old Post Office Box in Fairfax is still stuffed with free periodicals sent by interest groups … Continue reading

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Child Care vs. Transportation: A False Choice

Last week, the Republican House Caucus shot down the Governor’s amendments to the 2006 Biennium budget. One of the budget items was $6 million for localities to backfill Federal cutbacks for child day care. This day care applies only to … Continue reading

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Yard Sale

Saturday we hosted a yard sale at our house in Fairfax. We moved about $300 worth of old furniture, clothes, books and CD’s. We had advertised in the Post that the sale would begin at 8 a.m. At 6 a.m., … Continue reading

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Independence Day

If holidays come with a theme song, then this Fourth of July is definitely “Burning Love” by Elvis Presley. The heat was rising off the pavement in Fairfax City as the various entries “stepped off” in the annual Independence Day … Continue reading

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