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Holkum's Branch - Manassas National Battlefield Park, 11/15/2014

Last Saturday at Manassas National Battlefield Park I took a little walk to Holkum’s Branch of Bull Run, east of the Henry Hill Visitor’s Center not far from the site of Portici on the M. 106 more words


Off to Australia and Other Thoughts

Posting has been a little slow the last two days.  I’m heading out for Australia on Saturday morning and I have been busy trying to get my shit together.   423 more words

The Past is Not Past

I spent most of the day either at rehearsal or learning about Stonewall Jackson.  S.C. Gwynne has written another captivating book.  I’m not far enough into it to feel that I can talk about it, but there is no question that Jackson was a “unique” individual.   493 more words

One of the Best Books of the Year?

One of the best books I’ve read in recent years is S.C. Gwynne’s Empire of the Summer Moon.  This book is an account of the Comanche Indian Wars that took place in Texas and the surrounding areas.   85 more words

Nozaki-kun's Oddly Journalistic Approach to His Characters

This post feels a little late, but better late than never and I need a new topic for each day of this month!  While watching Nozaki-kun, I remember being struck by his extraordinary reliance upon his friends for ideas in his manga.   335 more words


a taste of the Civil War and autumn in Virginia's mountains

Except for breakfast, which always lights up my morning, yesterday’s first activities were of a sombre nature. We began with a visit to Ford’s Theatre where Abraham Lincoln was shot. 110 more words


Weekend Adventures

They say a picture is worth a thousand words…so I’ll let the pictures tell the story today and save my words for later posts.

(I’ll just say it was a pretty awesome weekend.   85 more words

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