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One of the Many Facets of Maymont

Published on December 21, 2012 by in RVA

The Capital of Virginia has many jewels in its crown.  Some of them, like the James River, are rough cut and remind us of the wild that existed before civilization popped up around it.  Some of them, like the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, are cultured and completely change appearance depending on the light.   I

 
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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…

Published on December 5, 2012 by in RVA

‘Tis the season, RVA!  I find from time to time that I have stuff to share but don’t have a whole story to write up.  So excuse me if, from time to time, the site resembles a Tumblr! You may have noticed that RVA has gotten itself into the seasonal mood and decked itself out.

 
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A Bit Personal

Published on November 28, 2012 by in Personal

Hello, everyone! I refuse to be one of those blogs that just kind of disappears.  I know it’s been a bit since my last update, I’m going to try and be more consistent I swear! I wanted to make a post about something that is a bit more personal, and a bit less RVA.  If

 
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RePOEsessing RVA

Published on November 7, 2012 by in RVA

“TRUE! –nervous –very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses –not destroyed –not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in the heaven and in the earth. I heard many things in

 
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BRAINS!

Published on October 23, 2012 by in RVA

BRRRRRAAAAAAAIIIIIIINNNNNNNSSSSSSS!!!!!!! Seriously, though, I’m heading up to the mountains this week.  That means that I am going to miss one of my favorite RVA activities, the Carytown Zombie Walk.  Think of it as a parade of the undead, minus the actual biting.  It’s like living an episode of The Walking Dead, only without that annoying

 
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Band of Birders: A Trip to Dutch Gap

Published on October 16, 2012 by in RVA

It’s 7:30 on a chilly Saturday morning.  Most of the world is taking advantage of the weekend and sleeping in all nice and comfy under their warm blankets.  I, on the other hand, am heading down to a place called Dutch Gap to watch a group of LOONS catching birds and fitting them for bracelets.

 
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Last Call for Butterflies

Published on October 11, 2012 by in RVA

If you really think about it, they are one of the strangest creatures on Earth.  They start out with hundreds of little feet on worm-like bodies (except for the inch worm, which is missing most of it’s legs in the middle) that eat either a strict vegetarian diet or eat other bugs, they then wrap

 
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Who You Gonna Call?: At the New Pump House

Published on September 28, 2012 by in RVA

You know what makes me feel good? Ghost bustin’. And you know what else makes me feel good? The James River Park System. When a friend from the Center for Paranormal Research & Investivation (CPRI, www.virginiaghosts.com) mentioned that he was headed out to the Byrd Park Pumphouse at night I donned my camera bag (no

 
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Huguenot Flatwater

It’s starting to get cooler in Richmond. Chlorophyll is just starting to disappear as the pigment of choice for our photosynthesizing friends. Students have returned to school. Our roads are once again filled with fixed gear bicycles, skinny jeans, and horn-rimmed glasses. Pumpkin flavored everything is making it’s way onto the market. It’s that time

 
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Happy Birkenhead Day!

I don’t have any photos for this, but I wanted to help bring back this colonial holiday.  It’s America’s Guy Fawkes Day, except without the creepy (read cool)  masks, super-hero, and cool rhyme. Read more about the first attempt of indentured servants to become quickly un-indentured (couldn’t they have just taken their teeth out?) on

 
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