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Small government versus big government

Just a quickie so I can keep my blog updated and relavant.

The debate between small and big government started between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton. 624 more words


Having concluded that the Calvinist conception of God resembles “a daemon of malignant spirit…chiefly copied from that of the Jews,” Jefferson finds occasion to lay out his own conception of the Deity (To John Adams, April 11, 1823). 504 more words


NOAA hydro field season underway

The 2014 hydrographic survey season is underway, with the NOAA fleet beginning its projects for this year.

Have you ever wondered how Coast Survey goes about determining where to survey and when? 815 more words

Hydrographic Surveys

P is for Procrastination

I was going to write this article…but then I got on Reddit…

Ways to procrastinate doing real, academic work at UVa are plentiful. You’ll have friends to see, parties to go to, meetings to attend… 698 more words

University Of Virginia

O is for Outside of Grounds

If you’ve made the decision to attend the University of Virginia then congratulations! Your life just got a little more beautiful.

With a population of around 45,000 Charlottesville has all the glorious perks of city life but with a small town feel. 673 more words


Conform to the Probable Meaning When the Constitution was Passed...

“On every question of construction carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text or invented against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.” 8 more words

Founding Fathers

Thoughtful Monday

Happy Monday! It’s a beautiful day on the farm (and a half day at that!) We just wanted to share with you this wonderful quote on agriculture. Think thoughtfully this week!