Monthly Archives: April 2014

An Ode to the Young People

I created this blog eight years ago so I could have a voice on issues great and small.  Over the past eight years, I’ve made over 2,000 posts and received over 10,000 comments.  I’ve never been afraid to give an … Continue reading

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Not a Sermon, Just a Thought

Yesterday’s veto session was a depressing day in the State Capitol, characterized mainly by partisan cliches and stale speeches. When the smoke had cleared, the Governor’s five vetoes were sustained while most of his amendments regarding “fiscal impact” were rejected. … Continue reading

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Veto Session Today

It’s a beautiful spring day in Richmond.  Session began at noon, with a series of morning hour announcements. We are taking a recess while the indefatigable Bill Hazel walks us through the status of Medicaid reforms, “dual eligibles,” cost containment, … Continue reading

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Easter Day

It’s an overcast and unseasonably cold morning in Fairfax.  The day of Easter, the culmination of the Church’s liturgical calendar.   No work today. The colors are appearing.  There are campaign signs all over our neighborhood, the cheerful sign of spring … Continue reading

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It’s the Shad Planking today …

Down in southeastern Virginia, a few miles from Rte. 460 (aka “the Peanut Highway”), they are laying shad on the wooden planks and rolling out the kegs of beer today. Today is the Shad Planking, the annual celebration of the … Continue reading

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