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The Whining of the “Sunflower” Patriots.

    The "world" fell in on them when gas prices rose and airlines and cruise lines were slapping fuel surcharges on their  travel plans.   It was a mighty price “Sunflower” patriots had to bear after sanctions were laid…

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What Remains: Ash Wednesday Evening

Although we had fish for dinner yesterday, we did have a piece each of the remaining King Cake [note baby in image]. Since Lillian found the King, actually when she opened the box Sunday -- lying on top, not inside…

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One Not so “Bon” and a “Tres Bien”

In the Far Reaches of Fairfax, the “Land of the White Democrats,” I headed this Saturday with a Popeyes’ coupon [due to expire March 10] in hand to our closest store.  Yes, Lillian and I knew Popeye’s connection to New…

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Before Applying, Buy a Wheelbarrow

A million years ago, in one of my appearances at a "Newspaper in Education" session, an elementary school student -- fourth or fifth grader in Newport News -- asked me "what do you do?" They had already heard from two…

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Oh, Blessed Saint Dorothy Day

The very same prince of the church, his eminence Timothy Dolan, who blessed the Republican National Convention in 2020 with these words, “Pray we must in Thanksgiving, in Thanksgiving, dear God, for democracy.” was speaking from the pulpit a month…

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Keeping Me on the Right Course

  Now on the mantel, a gift from the Annapolis Maritime Museum for my presentation [virtual] Jan. 13. Wonderful people to work with. Link to my talk on Confederate raiders on the Chesapeake.

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Like A Good Neighbor … etc.

The state of the manse's driveway at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. And a panoramic view of the surrounding estates in the Far Reaches of Fairfax, less than a moment before.   Unlike some communities, we suffer from a…

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