Category Archives: Virginia

Survey (on Virginia’s Food Systems) Says….

..whatever you want it to! Share your thoughts with Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, and the Virginia Food Council on how to strengthen Virginia’s local, regional, and statewide food systems. The results of their research will inform a comprehensive Virginia … Continue reading

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Save the Date: Vintage Virginia Wine Festival

Unfortunately I can’t find a full image of the supercute logo for the 2010 Vintage Virginia Wine Festival, but here’s at least part of it, ha: The festival is happening June 5th & 6th in Centreville, and Karl Denson’s Tiny … Continue reading

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Nelson County Coffee

Recently found a new way to spend my morning getting to know my neighbors: locally roasted fair trade, organic coffee made by the Trager Brothers. So nice to meet ya’ll. Let’s hang out again tomorrow at breakfast.

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Happy Almost Birthday Tommy J

Thomas Jefferson’s birthday is coming up April 13th… …and so maybe I’ll have to drive by Monticello and plant a few seeds along Route 53 in his honor. Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the … Continue reading

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Mountain Music Museum

In July 1927 a fast-walking, smooth-talking man named Ralph Peer from the Victor Talking Machine Company showed up to the twin towns of Bristol, VA/TN to record some of the down-home musical goodness that people their were creating. Was he … Continue reading

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Virginia Naivete: Dinosaur Kingdom

Since I’m still learning about Virginia, it was not a big surprise that I haven’t heard about Dinosaur Kingdom yet – but I’m pretty excited to check it out. Mark Cline has created a world in which Union soldiers come … Continue reading

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Tolstoy; Virginia Festival of the Book

ohhh books. I’ve hardly been reading at all of late, but just yesterday started Anna Karenina – and, well, everything you’ve heard is true. It’s remarkable. I’m now a quarter of the way through it. It’s that freaking good. My … Continue reading

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