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A good lunch break…

Published on June 4, 2013 by in Personal
 
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Video of the James

Published on May 10, 2013 by in Uncategorized

And the video as promised! 17 seconds of, “I am NOT going in there!” And of course someone was rescued from the river on the same day I took this. Come on, people…

 
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The Flooding of the James

Published on May 9, 2013 by in RVA

Some quick phone shots of the James in pretty big flood stage. This is at Pipeline and there should be some beach there! For reference, flood stage is 12 feet and we are currently cresting at 15. Video to follow.

 
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Where We Keep Our Dead: Hebrew Cemetery

Published on May 7, 2013 by in RVA

Hey, there everyone!  Sorry for the long pause in writing!  I am looking forward to getting back on track as the weather becomes increasingly warmer and the days last increasingly longer.  Huzzah to spring!  With that said, I’d like to share with you my latest exploration.  In this chapter I visit the burial grounds for

 
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Where We Keep Our Dead: Shockoe Hill Cemetery

Published on March 29, 2013 by in RVA

It’s got to be tough to be Shockoe Hill Cemetery, always in the shadow of it’s more famous big brother Hollywood Cemetery.  Let’s see if we can shed some light on the situation with a little compare and contrast… 1.  Hollywood Cemetery is known for it’s beautiful stone work and carvings. 2.  Hollywood Cemetery is

 
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Heron Project 2013: Take Two

Published on March 7, 2013 by in Heronry

Numbers have fluctuated from 14-24.  Herons seem to be keeping to the trees, at least during the afternoon hour.  They have expanded from the right side of the island to the left side as well.  There has been some evidence of courtship, which you will see below.  Clicking of bills, rubbing of necks… typical mating

 
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Deep Into Enemy Territory: Baltimore

Published on February 26, 2013 by in Road Trip

Located a mere 2 1/2 hours from our fair city lies our mortal enemy: Baltimore. A few points: 1. We’ve already covered how Baltimore stole Richmond native Poe just because he died there. (And I still have my suspicions, Baltimore!) 2. C. F. Sauer has been a Richmond based spice company since 1887. McCormick and

 
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The Byrd Theatre: Richmond’s Grand Movie Palace

Published on February 25, 2013 by in RVA

Well, the Oscars are over.  Boy, wasn’t that a hoot?  Remember when that one lady did that one thing?  And can you believe that THAT guy won instead of that other guy for best person who did acting?  Man, that was an emotional roller coaster!  And did you see what she was wearing?  And I

 
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Heron Project 2013: An Introduction to Pipeline

Published on February 1, 2013 by in Uncategorized

Peanut butter and marshmallow fluff, brunch and mimosas, just about anything and wine… It’s always a pleasure to combine things that I love.  That’s what makes Pipeline Rapids such a special place for me.  It combines the James River with birds.  Birds, you say? For those of you who have not been, Pipeline Rapids is

 
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A Tale of Two City Halls, Part Two: Downtown Abbey

Published on January 11, 2013 by in RVA

Sure, it doesn’t have a retinue of colorful servants who serve a rich upper-class trying to adjust to the changing times and society as the world shifts around them.  However, in a city named after the English homeland, in a state named after the Virgin Queen Elizabeth I, on the banks of King James’ River

 
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