Although the University of Virginia has gone through so much darkness this year, we have to remember that in times of doubt and despair, we must come together as a community and strive to do better through notable action.
A new corporate structure, the social enterprise, was born. This entity, which can be structured either as a for-profit or non-profit, considers the impact of its decisions on communities, the environment and employee welfare.
For a perfect short road trip, the area starting around D.C. and heading southwest into Virginia is among the best. From Northern Virginia's horse country to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley, you'll find a mix of nature, history and charm.
It was a bit muddy that day and I find Torquil rinsing his shoes in our little bus sink above the drinking glasses. Torq tells me not to worry and that he will wash all the dishes, but I can't help but feel like I am drinking Torq's shoes for the rest of the week.