Category Archives: history

should it stay or should it go?-/

this morning i attended rich gillespie’s civilwar walking tour

and of course saw the statue in front of the loco courthouse

gillespie noted that it was put up to honor the dead after 50 yrs, and that it was not needed to enforce jim crow, a black man having recently been lynched with barbed wire

of course it was not _intended_ to intimidate, but it certainly _reminded_ blacks who really won:-/

and dont forget there are no confederate monuments to longstreet, who committed the sin of enforcing black rights:-/

so if this statue is not taken down, it should be modified to reflect the fact that these traitors were _not_ hanged, perhaps with a cut noose on his neck, hmmm?-/

veterans day on snl

wow! snl is back!

apology accepted!-)

patriotism vs nationalism

patriotism is loving your country

nationalism is hating the other countries

– c de gaulle

Our Entrance Median

As a part of a state-maintained street, our entrance median is maintained by VDOT…but as we can’t wait for them to get around to it, we have our contractor, Green Village Landscaping, mow the grass;-)

And you may have noticed that only 2 of the original cherry trees that lined the media survive; the website’s header image dates from 2002, but was taken before that;-} Most of them succumbed to root rot, due to piling mulch around the trunks, but the one on the inside end was mowed down when a car jumped the curb:-{ i have some pix somewhere;-}

March for Science DC 2018

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