Thursday, November 29, 2007

Trichechidae Trichechus

UVA Radiologist Paul Dee saw these bones and immediately named the creature...


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Trudy Coates

...been chopping corn since before the bossman was born

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Liquidambar styraciflua

Saturday, November 24, 2007


Emma blew through town the beginning of the week. Sophia was beside herself. Pack member. Yipping with delight.
Thanksgiving morning Emma was gone.
No joyful vocalizing. Waiting.
Argus arrrgus arrrguss, dog of Odysseus.

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Friday, November 23, 2007


Wednesday, November 21, 2007


somewhere on the eastern seaboard, 1970.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

15 minutes

City Councilor Dave Norris invited three of us from the neighborhood to talk about the Woolen Mills Village National Historic District on his show "Postcards From Charlottesville".
The other Woolies had pre-existing plans.
I joined Dave, carrying audio-visual aids which producer David Dillehunt edited into the 15 minutes.
The show runs 30 minutes. 1st fifteen, Dave talks to councilor elect Holly Edwards, 2nd 15 minutes, all about the Woolen Mills Village.
The show is online.
(accessible if you have broadband and a Windows Media Viewer compatible machine)

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Friday, November 16, 2007

civil twilight

Summertime in his winter home, Coates engages in supper preparation, day's labor done.


Thursday, November 15, 2007


Trudy Treaty Tweetie Red Walter Coates Thompson. The man with many names, tri-racial isolate (Black people thought he was White, White people thought he was Black, he considered himself an Indian.) Born in Burnt Tree, Virginia, "I was born with a caul over my head." Trudy was provided with a house to live in on the farm but chose to sleep in hay barns during the summer and in the shop, a cinder block utility building, during the winter.-Fixing Shadows

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007


under the influence

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Monday, November 12, 2007

President Dog

if Fred Thompson can start late...


Saturday, November 10, 2007

first to fight

Today is the 232nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps.

Proud to serve...


Friday, November 09, 2007

tax time

The total of funds stolen by two ladies from D.C. taxpayers has risen from 16 million to 20 million. Enterprising ladies! Washington Post has the story.
One of the alleged perpetrators has been ordered by the judge to wear a "monitoring device" and she is to refrain from making purchases larger than $5,000, but otherwise she is free to roll in her loot.
If I went out today and stole a half dozen wide screen TV's would I be free to watch them this evening?
The strange ways of justice...


Thursday, November 08, 2007

losing faith

Maybe keeping the Bentley in the garage wasn't the best idea...
D.C. Tax Workers Charged in Scam-Washington Post


Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Blogger Rick Sincere lists the write-in candidates for Central Virginia races. While people sacrifice for our liberty, their sacrifice also allows for the continued exercise of a sense of humor. M. Mouse and R. Schilling remain perennial write-in favorites.


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Gretna, Florida

people have fought and died for our right to vote

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Monday, November 05, 2007

gazing ball

the crystal ball is cloudy. Who will our new new regional representatives be? vote early, vote often...


Friday, November 02, 2007


These "minnows" photographed in the waters of Dividing Creek on the Chesapeake Bay, I need a scientific classification.

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