22 Dec 2011
December 22, 2011

Beyond Vegas

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22 Dec 2011
December 22, 2011

Happy Holidays

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03 Dec 2011
December 3, 2011

DPVA State Committees Meet

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The DPVA Steering and Central Committee met this weekend in Hampton VA.  Highlights included Congressman Bobby Scott’s speech, discussion of 2011 results and lessons and 2012 Obama and Kaine campaign activities, and adoption of resolutions. Virginia Obama State Director Lise Clavel (who managed Tom Periello’s campaigns and served as his Chief of Staff) reported that field staff is.. read more →

17 Apr 2011
April 17, 2011

Amazing Spiderman

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On friday, I saw the Julie Taymor version of Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark , which closed this weekend – visually, it was spectacular – they did extraordinary things with the set, costume, lighting, and video.  The flying was also very cool.  There were some technical difficulties, but it was a preview (albeit the 140th.. read more →

05 Apr 2011
April 5, 2011

“Cherries in blossom”

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Thomas Jefferson’s Garden Book, at 228 (April 4 , 1795) read more →

02 Apr 2011
April 2, 2011

Petersburg VA Stop

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On the way back from Spring Break 2011 in Florida, we stopped in Downtown Petersburg.  Very quiet – especially on a sunday, but the old town has a lot of potential.  It makes a good I-95 stop and be sure to visit Hiram Haines’ coffee/book store (the site of Poe’s 1836 Honeymoon).  In fact, the.. read more →

30 Mar 2011
March 30, 2011

Happy 150th Birthday, United Italy

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March 17, 2011 marks the sesquicentennial of the Risorgimento, the unification of  modern Italy.  The Italian Embassy website has information and a lists of events. read more →

23 Feb 2011
February 23, 2011

JJ Weekend: Black History Presentation

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A new addition to JJ weekend was a presentation by the Democratic Black Caucus on Richmond’s important black historical landmarks sites, chaired by DBC President Evelyn Morris-Harris.  State Senator Henry Marsh and former Delegate Ferguson Reid shared their recollections and Party Chair Brian Moran presented former Delegate Jean Cunningham with a resolution thanking her for her work as Chair.. read more →

27 Jan 2011
January 27, 2011

FDR Overlooks Oslo Harbour

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A nice holiday charity- American Fondouk read more →