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A smorgasbord of erratic thoughts on parenting, politics, grilling, marriage, public speaking-all the things that make life interesting.

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Primary Day Ruminationsbwana

Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:28:59 +0000

Primary Day Ruminations… Today I rolled out to vote for the umpteenth time since the first time I voted-in June 1977. I was not yet 18, but Virginia law says if you are old enough to vote in the general, you can vote in the primary to determine the candidates for the general. I vote … Continue reading Primary Day Ruminations

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Random Thought-Does Hal Parrish have a Mark Wolfe problem?bwana

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:33:16 +0000

I wonder this year’s state senate race in Prince William County will pivot on the behavior of a City councilman.  Probably not, but hear me out… Hal Parrish, Mayor of the City of Manassas, is a candidate for Virginia Senate. Mark Wolfe is a Manassas City Councilman.  Both are GOP, but I suspect for Wolfe … Continue reading Random Thought-Does Hal Parrish have a Mark Wolfe problem?

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Corey Stewart, Steve Chapman, and political nut cutting in Prince William Countybwana

Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:24:29 +0000

Two days ago the Prince William County, VA Republican party held firehouse primaries to determine their nominees for a variety of local and constitutional offices. Incumbent Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Corey Stewart was nominated, as was his favored and endorsed candidate in the Woodbridge magisterial district Steve Chapman. On the face of it, … Continue reading Corey Stewart, Steve Chapman, and political nut cutting in Prince William County

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Sweet Briar College-Why Everyone Should Pay Attentionbwana

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:31:23 +0000

Most folks are not following the current saga surrounding the closing of Sweet Briar College, a 114 year old all woman private liberal arts college north of Lynchburg, Va. You may think you have no stake or interest in the fight by alums to close the school or the decision of the Board of Trustees … Continue reading Sweet Briar College-Why Everyone Should Pay Attention

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Mario Cuomo: His death reminds us of what we have lost…bwana

Mon, 05 Jan 2015 18:42:18 +0000

Mario Cuomo died on 1.1.2015.  Upon hearing this, I posted to FB: First sad news of 2015-Mario Cuomo has passed. Eloquent, passionate, yet never quite ready to take the leap and run for President. A man of substance, expression, and passion. He was perhaps the only person in the 1980’s political arena who could hold … Continue reading Mario Cuomo: His death reminds us of what we have lost…

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Look who just got back today…bwana

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 18:20:08 +0000

In the words of Thin Lizzy, the Boy(s) are Back in Town. It has been two years since my last post, and somehow the Commonwealth and country have survived. But I have the itch, so I reckon it is time to occasionally scratch it. Since last we spoke my extra-curricular load has lessened-more driving the … Continue reading Look who just got back today…

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Blue Virginia Channels the Princess Bride…bwana

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 02:01:05 +0000

The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies. One of my favorite scenes is where Vizzini again says the Man in Black’s progress is “inconceivable!”, and Inigo Montoya replies “I don’t think that word means what you think it means”. I am wondering the same thing about the lingo at Blue Virginia. In a … Continue reading Blue Virginia Channels the Princess Bride…

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Monday Morning Ruminations 3.5.2012bwana

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:06:27 +0000

A few things come to mind this AM… GOP overreach in Richmond is unfortunate and somewhat predictable.  The last time the GOP had a GA win similar to the Quasi-regain in 2011 was after the 2001 elections…and in the wake of that blowout we had the GOP staff eavesdropping/Wilkins harassment scandals.  Hubris strikes.  This year the … Continue reading Monday Morning Ruminations 3.5.2012

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New Reason for Frank Wolf Never to Retire…bwana

Wed, 09 Nov 2011 20:27:05 +0000

We already know there are a host of candidates lining up on either side of the aisle to take a shot at Va-10 when Frank Wolf is no longer in office. Yesterday, that line got a little longer thanks to the Dick Black victory in the Virginia 13 Senate contest. I do not know which … Continue reading New Reason for Frank Wolf Never to Retire…

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Democratic Knives Come Out…bwana

Wed, 09 Nov 2011 15:58:07 +0000

…a little faster than I anticipated. Well, at least it isn’t like 2009 when the posts excoriating the Creigh Deeds campaign came out before the polls closed.

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