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Spring 2020 — From the Front Sidewalk

  • April 16, 2020

Having survived -- at least for now, our venture to the Target that serves the "middle of the middle" of Fairfax County, decontaminated the goods lifted from its shelves, thrown the "contaminated clothes" into the washer [forgot to grab liquid…

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Corona Virus and 1918-1919 Flu Pandemic

  • March 26, 2020

This is the piece [with great editing by Sam LaGrone because the article was sent in disparate batches and the patience of three historians in interviewing by phone and e-mail] I did for USNI News on the 1918-1919 flu pandemic…

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Soap vs. Sanitizers

  • March 20, 2020

Special hat tip to Anne Edgecomb   Sanitizers vs. 'Lifted' Soap To make all of you [and me] who took those little bars of soaps from the hotels or motels you were sentenced to on "business travel," now's the time…

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The Days of “Massive Resistance:” The Pain Remains

  • March 6, 2020

[The image is of Oliver Hill and Spottswood Robinson, the two attorneys who spearheaded the Virginia case that was packaged with "Brown."¬†Their statue and one to the Prince Edward students is on the Capitol Grounds.]   To understand Virginia's political…

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A ‘Big Book’ About a Big Topic: Boundless

  • February 23, 2020

Read this in bite-sized chunks. Digest. And then read some more. A "great" and big book. https://www.navyhistory.org/2020/02/the-boundless-sea-a-human-history-of-the-oceans/?fbclid=IwAR3GSeY3OV1J4QqSj2C4gkgkC3MdGUoNOS1wbkr993AE

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