Monthly Archives: August 2014

Get your Kicks on Expanded I-66

Last month, I attended a public outreach session sponsored by Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne and specifically focused on the I-66 Corridor. The Commonwealth began work on I-66 in the mid-Sixties and completed it in the early Eighties.  Today, it shoots … Continue reading

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Knocking Doors in the “New River City”

I’m reporting back from a couple days down south, actually southwest. On Friday morning, my daughter Mary Walton and I hit I-81, turned the car south, and headed to Pulaski County, where we stopped at the campaign office of Mike … Continue reading

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The Death of Chivalry in Virginia?

As I get older, I increasingly relate to “Paleolithic Man,” a sub-species of the male genus who begins all conversations with the magical words:  “Back in my day …” To Paleolithic Man, the old days are sacrosanct.  Tradition.  Pride.  Honor.  … Continue reading

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August is the new September

Last Friday, August officially arrived.  This Monday it really began.  And now you know why it’s the new September. This past weekend, the “Sales Tax Holiday” went into effect for new clothes and school supplies.  Everywhere, frenzied mothers dragged their … Continue reading

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4-H Fair, W&OD Run, etc

It’s been a humid, overcast weekend in northern Virginia. It started off brightly with the annual “4-H Fair” on Saturday morning at Frying Pan Park in Herndon.  The fair is one of my favorite annual events, if only because Frying … Continue reading

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