Monthly Archives: August 2013

August 28, 1963 — the March on Washington

A little-publicized fact about the March on Washington, which featured Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, is that it was primarily about JOBS.  In fact, one of the principal talking points for each speaker was raising the minimum … Continue reading

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August 15, 1946 — Freedom at Midnight

I wrote last week about Korean Independence Day, August 15 or the day the Empire of Japan surrenderred. That same day — a year later — became the Independence Day for the nations of India and Pakistan, which broke away from … Continue reading

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Enjoying the VA State Parks (and why wouldn’t you?)

Saturday, my family concluded our week-long vacation in southwest Virginia.  As always, we stayed at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion, VA, which has been a family vacation spot for nearly a decade. For the uninitiated, HMSP is the crown … Continue reading

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On the Road to Damascus

Did you ride “The Creeper Trail” this summer?  If not, then you missed out. Today our crew rented a bunch of mountain bikes at the base of White Top Mountain in Grayson, stroked the pedals, and headed out into the wild green … Continue reading

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Down in Southwest VA

Kickin’ it with my family at Hungry Mother State Park in Marion.  We’re here all week. Enjoying our time down here.  Will give a full report when I get back. Nothing but love for Smyth County …

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