Monthly Archives: March 2014

A Few Thoughts from the NCAA Basketball Tourney

1.  Any Fortune 50 company that uses Motley Crue in its ad must be commended.   And who knew that “Home Sweet Home” sounds so great in French? 2. The Wisconsin starting five is actually the cast of “Hoosiers.” 3.  There’s something … Continue reading

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GMU Scholarship Dinner Tonight

Tonight, George Mason University held its annual “scholarship dinner” at the Fair Oaks Marriott.  The purpose of the dinner is to recognize contributors who endow scholarships for deserving students — and the students they support. My family was there.  In … Continue reading

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The 8th CD Race — My Endorsement (for those who care)

A smoky room.  Loud voices.  It is filled with Democratic convention delegates, choosing the next Congressman for Virginia’s Eighth Congressional District.  The candidates take turns speaking, all pledging their ideological purity. When the smoke clears, a winner is chosen — … Continue reading

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From Richmond, with Ambivalence

Cue John Lennon. “It’s just like starting over …” We’re back in session at noon today.  The Senate has organized.  So has the House.  And we’re here for a whole new session. With no agreed bill from the Assembly, the … Continue reading

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From Raleigh, with Love

It’s 10:30 pm and I’m feeling nervous.  Almost physically sick. Was it the evening meal?  The sudden change in weather?  The lack of a state budget? No, it was half-time last night and the UVA Cavaliers are trailing the Coastal Carolina … Continue reading

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