Monthly Archives: January 2016

Think Tanks: What Are They Good For

Think tanks, what are they good for?  This was the theme of the discussion I attended at Wilson Center yesterday (January 27).  Their title was a bit longer than mine above, “Why Think Tanks Matter to Policy Makers and the … Continue reading

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I went down to Dillwyn, VA to inspect Virginia Tree Farm of the Year. It was a wonderful operation that I will write about later. The drive down is beautiful, along US 29 and 15. Dillwyn has its own railroad, … Continue reading

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Gentleman of Leisure

Ben Franklin “retired” at the age of forty-two and became a Gentleman of Leisure. It was the start of the most productive and interesting time of his life. I don’t pretend to equal him, but his is a useful example … Continue reading

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