I’m an Uncle

This blog has a longstanding policy regarding children, namely that they are to be put to work early, punished often and without mercy for minor transgressions, and never given credence of any sort. This has not changed, but I am perhaps considering a softer tone regarding crumb-crunchers. My sister-in-law gave birth on Monday, and I… Continue reading »


The HRT Light Rail Boondoggle – Update

  To the Editors, Virginian-Pilot: I have just been shown a flier advertising HRT Safety Day on April 29-30th, designed no doubt to educate the public about the perils of standing in the path of trains. As many local residents may have already shared their disgust with this light-rail boondoggle, it almost feels like piling… Continue reading »