The New Mongrels, a collective musical society, have a long history that goes back to the Civil War. As the story goes, a soldier named Henry Brooke who came back from the bloody war shell-shocked and deaf in one ear had an idea.
Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins. Used by permission of Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins. The wheel of time turns, a year goes by, and once again I'm w...
Although the name "Obamacare" focuses attention on the President, his administration, and the federal bureaucracy, state actions will also be determinants of the success of the ACA.
Paul Clayton (l) and Bill Clifton, Bill Clifton & Paul Clayton: The First Recordings via ...
In response to Virginia Senator Steve Martin's remarks about reproductive rights, I dove into my collection of Victorian etiquette books to find more information on the proper way to host a fetus.
There's a fascinating new trend emerging in the state-by-state litigation over marriage equality: In increasing numbers, governors and attorneys general are announcing that they will no longer support their state's marriage-equality bans.
I found myself in Fredericksburg, Virginia in mid-January, where I took a complimentary one-hour tour at A. Smith Bowman micro-distillery, home of the...
Great ski towns these days aren't just about great slopes. While that is of supreme importance when choosing a mountain to ride, it isn't all that matters when deciding on a ski getaway destination. A beautiful and quaint town, artisan boutiques, friendly locals and personalized lodging are just a few of our criteria.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
What better way to combine history and romance just in time for Valentine's Day and the long Presidents Day weekend than by outlining my favorite historical hotspots perfect for a family day trip or a romantic getaway?
This is more than just giving us the option of getting married -- if that's what we choose to do -- it's a validation that our lives matter.
Historic Fredericksburg, Virginia is a slice of southern Americana 50 miles SW of Washington D.C. With a location exactly halfway between Richmond and the Capital, it's a little secret waiting to be discovered.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...
Kathie Snow, a disability rights advocate, brought to my attention a recent news item about Senate Bill 367 in Virginia. The bill would require a bar code on driver's licenses and identification cards that can be scanned to reveal if a person has autism.