Shortly after midnight last night, up reading “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” I was surprised to discover that Harry’s birthday is July 31. So is mine! And it was now both of our birthdays! I was excited enough that I nearly woke up my wife to tell her. It’s a sign of maturity, I […]
Now that we’re over halfway through the year, I figure I should publicly hold myself to account on how I’m doing on my new year’s resolution, which is pretty straightforward: Become conscious of the environmental impact of my actions and, with that knowledge, reduce my ecological footprint. Here’s what I’m doing differently: Recycling That’s right, […]
Annabell Lee Sandridge Beale, age 94, of Stony Point, died peacefully at home with family on Sunday, May 27, 2007. She was born August 21, 1912 in Crozet, Virginia. She married George Grayson Beale in 1929 and moved to Stony Point where they owned and operated Redfield Orchards for twenty-five years. She was an avid […]
Eleven years ago today I started my hike of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain, Georgia. That was the day that I wrote my first blog entry. Today I celebrated by digging up the notebook that served as my trail journal in Maine after it got too cold for a computer to work and transcribed […]
I appreciate that folks took the time to vote for this blog for the Virginia Young Democrats Blogger of the Year in the young adult category. The awards banquet over in Harrisonburg on Saturday was a fine one. Congratulations to Kenton and Nate de la Piedra for their wins, and to Shawn Becker and Brian […]
Some of you who had money riding on the outcome of my flu should prepare to pay up. Yesterday it turned into bronchitis and a sinus infection, leaving me just a pink eye infection short of matching last year’s plague. I’ve got some quality couch/Tivo time ahead of me.
We adopted Lady Bird this week. We started fostering her back in November. In all of that time only two potential adopters have even asked about her. There’s just not a lot of demand for elderly, perennially terrified beagles with peanut-sized bladders. (The other night we caught her eying her own shadow warily.) With the […]
My brother‘s son, a few hours after his birth on Sunday. 8 lbs, 15.5 ozs, ten fingers and ten toes.
I’m down with the flu, and I will be for the next few days, I expect. I got a flu shot, so it’s a reduced version of the flu, but it’s flu nonetheless.
There’s just one this time around. Become conscious of the environmental impact of my actions and, with that knowledge, reduce my ecological footprint. Last year’s resolutions were just great. I couldn’t be more happy with how well that they went or the effect that they’ve had on my life. In particular, the second two (be […]