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Trail family loses its mother
Can it be more than three years since the outdoor drama family was planning for the show’s 50th season? I remember meetings hosted by Barbara Polly as if they had taken place last week. In 2013, of...
Mar 24, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Keep talking, irregardless
My old friend Arselles’ cousin Beauregardless is visiting through St. Patrick’s Day. Beauregardless’ name isn’t really Beauregardless, it’s just Beauregard, like the Civil War general P.G.T. Beaure...
Mar 03, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Learning to like Trump
The other night I spotted a teen-ager wearing a T-shirt with “TRUMP” written in big letters across the chest. I was afraid to ask him whether he was a supporter of the Republican — more to come on ...
Feb 25, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Let’s look after the ol’ ticker
Maybe it's because it goes on beating without us ever thinking much about it, but we tend to not pay a whole lot of attention to our hearts. Our heart hurts when we have a bout of indigestion or ou...
Feb 11, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Caucusing can be dangerous
My old friend Arselles gets a little jittery every time he hears the word “caucus.” The last time Arselles had a caucus at his house, the place was raided by no fewer than five law enforcement agen...
Feb 04, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Gas goes up and down; so do we
Let’s savor the moment. The other day when I went to the pump, the price of gas was $1.64 a gallon, and it’s been hanging steady for a while. The trend over the past months has been down, down, dow...
Jan 21, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
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Vultures’ days are numbered
A bill filed in the Virginia General Assembly happily reminded me of an old line: “Boys stone frogs in fun; but the frogs die in earnest.” Which is another way of saying that we tend to be insensit...
Jan 14, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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