Pictures – Laura in Town for her 16th Birthday Celebration

In celebration of her 16th Birthday, Laura came to Virginia for a visit. Arrives at the airport: A little R & R: Downtown to the museums with Grandpa. The Hope Diamond, Butterflies and a little History: Dinner at our favorite Mexican Restaurant An evening at Cirque du Soleil A Family Afternoon for visits and tractor […]

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Book Review – The Black Military Experience in the American West

  This is one of those wonderful books that I have only as a consequence of my friendship with Jim and his wife who run the Alla Book Store in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It is really quite a treasure as it was printed in a limited edition of only 100 copies. There are several […]

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Book Review – My Grandfather’s Son, Clarence Thomas

    There is no better introduction to this book than the words on the dustcover: “My first trip to Washington had been to protest the Vietnam War. But now I was part of the decision-making apparatus of the Federal Government – the tiniest possible part, to be sure. But a part all the same. […]

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Book Review – Memoirs of a Slave Trader, Theodore Canot

I have not a clue where I found this book but it’s just the kind of book I love to read –  real life by a real person with all the real details, unpalatable as that might be, associated with life. No ugly detail left out….and this one has a lot of ugly details.   That book […]

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