Monthly Archives: August 2019

Gods of the Upper Air

What I liked most about my work in the Foreign Service were the opportunities to for interaction with other systems and cultures. I used historical-anthropological method and came up with lots of insights beyond the simple joy of doing the … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Porter at Gordon Biersch

Went to Gordon Biersch for a party featuring Chesapeake Porter, beer made according to an old recipe. We got a short lecture about lagers and ales. Lagers are made a lower temperatures and have a crisper flavor. In the old … Continue reading

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The New Geography of Jobs

  Sorry, cannot blame Trump Some parts of America are doing very well; others are okay, and some are in serious decline. This is a long-term trend, not something we can blame on the policies of any president. And it … Continue reading

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Busch Gardens

Whole family went down to Busch Gardens. I like Busch Gardens more than most amusement parks because it is really a garden. They do an excellent job of keeping the trees and plants healthy. In one of my pictures you … Continue reading

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Slavery

The anniversary of the introduction of slavery to the English colonies in North America inspired me to think a little more about how and why it was abolished. This is a more interesting question. Slavery in some form was universal … Continue reading

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The Assault on American Excellence

The legacy of liberalism More than anything else, liberalism was responsible for the great enrichment that pulled humanity out of the poverty trap that has afflicted people always and everywhere from prehistoric times until just a few centuries ago. Liberalism … Continue reading

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Landscape Management Plans (LMP)

Members of the Virginia Tree Farm Foundation and other stakeholders received a briefing on Landscape Management Plans, which will be developed and implemented in Virginia in with a year. Annica McGuirk for ATFS lead the briefing followed by Leigh Peters, … Continue reading

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Burning the turpentine beetles

Our goal was to burn out the area with the turpentine beetles and that we accomplished. The secondary goal of cleaning up brush up to the creek, not so much. The ground was wet. I thought this was good, since … Continue reading

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What do you admire about your parents

My story worth for this week. A little repetitive but I think still good. “What do you admire about your parents?” My father Never missed a day at work My father went to work every day. I do not remember … Continue reading

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Intelligence Traps

  audible.com The Intelligence Trap Check out this great listen on Audible.com. An eye-opening examination of the stupid things smart people do – and how to cultivate skills to protect ourselves from error. “As a rule, I have found that … Continue reading

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