Monthly Archives: February 2014

Jamestown, Virginia Part I – A Flashback and Introduction

Prologue The farm that I grew up on was about 20 miles from Williamsburg, Virginia. My mother did her weekly shopping in Williamsburg. While she shopped, I would explore the restored section of Williamsburg. It has become something of a … Continue reading

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My Mother: Florence Lois Rice Richmond (or How I Learned to Cuss)

Part 1 – The Early Farm Years, or How I learned to Cuss Introduction – This is the first of a series of essays about my mother, a major influence in my life. This series, which will be added to … Continue reading

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Russia’s Memorial to 9/11

Gesture of Respect or Unappreciated Lightning Rod for Controversy Or both? At the tip of Bayonne, New Jersey’s man-made cruise ship terminal peninsula stands a 100-foot tall tower made of steel sheathed in bronze. Described as “hypnotic and moving” in … Continue reading

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1960 – How to Earn Money for a Date

Catching Turtles for Date Money In the 1950s and 1960s, growing up on the farm in Tidewater Virginia, I participated in just about every enterprise my father pursued—especially when it involved harvesting the resources of the farm. In the fall … Continue reading

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