Thursday, August 31, 2006


Recent friend hedy dog lele has fallen ill, looked like any cancer. Each time saw we come visiting, also no longer flushed us to call. Outside only is alone lies prone in the entrance, the penetration iron ?? calmly looks at the world. Often chats with hedy her recent situation, hedy conceals ??. She said these two days dawdles dog, walks from entrance that street to on a next door street, probably to 100 feet distances, do not have to step onto for more than half hours. Lele could not take a walk. Just like the old age the old person, slowly is measuring the life which own be not muches left. She stops from time to time, some times are in a daze on the station in that, motionless. Hedy is affecting the string, tries Tugra she to go home, she does not want. She does not like returning in the room which lonely surrounds. She likes on looking like this she is familiar with the street, occasionally passed by the partner, in the wind drags branch, as well as west under setting sun.

Lele this year probably had 13 years old. Listens to Hedy to say, childhood she, unusual lively and lovable, the tail also curled upwards Lao Gao. After grows up changes is very much very very arrogant, has like her noble blood relationship. Her side has an exceptionally faithful protector. Calls Shelly. This year also had 11 years old. Is dissimilar with lele body pure white wool, a Shelly body swarthy, but also calculates smoothly. Saw his time, his rear part is already castrated, also did not have the tail (to hear this kind of variety dog tail very was since birth short, frequently could simply rip). Often together takes a walk on the street, Shelly on nearby arrogant lele turns circle. If saw has other dog maliciously to stare at to lele was looking or attempts to flirt, Shelly then can flush and others does the frame, no matter others physique is completely bigger than oneself. Usual lele can watch critically in the one side. Especially felt relieved as if to own protector. Only has was seeing Shelly soon not good time, only then can suddenly like the cheetah break through for an opposite party dog ear and the area around it, then rapidly runs off.

Although lele likes an arrogant princess, but her life uses the sentiment to be single-minded. She continuously silently is enjoying the Shelly similarly single-minded love. They are bound by a common destiny, help one another in difficult time, around a paragenesis had ten children, completely saw somebody off. In in her life final day, only has her life the companion to accompany her. She could not eat the thing, already skin and bones. I penetrate she a little fluffy mildew to trace all am the bone. Hedy said previous two days could not bear to her have washed a bath. Soaks under the hair demonstrated her whole body frame let her feel bad the good period of time.

Has, I penetrate dog's look clearly to feel the dog am a having mystical powers animal. She that sad look lets the person be very brokenhearted. I sedulously do not look at her eye. Now, she silences likes a stone. She also did not have the strength and Shelly again has played together, also did not have the strength to welcome the old friend visiting, she whatever Shelly occasionally also calmly lay prone in hers side accompanies her to silence together, recalled that to resemble the water as if together the time passage.

Reminds me of the April story

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006


new worlds this week, old world end, again beginning

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Tuesday, August 29, 2006


won?der? [wuhn-der]
?verb (used without object)
1. to think or speculate curiously: to wonder about the origin of the solar system.
2. I wonder what that thing he's pointing at me is?

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Monday, August 28, 2006


South of the CSX tracks, near the intersection of Carlton Avenue and Carlton Road. Industrial for a century. What was known locally as the "bark mill" was located here. Also known as the extract plant. There was something in ailanthus bark that had a commercial use. Beats me. Special new-age scent? Tree of Heaven musk aroma? Think of the Olfactory cocktail that would be rendered by joining Tree of heaven and bio-solid aromas!
P.S.- RWSA odor hotline people. Who cut the cheese? I've have failed to call you and share that the ammoniac cloud has visited the Woolen Mills on a very regular basis. In portions of the neighborhood everyday. The bouquet is more complex than usual. In addition to the stench of the compost we are getting a healthy dose of the settling ponds "raw sewage smell". Is everything ok down there?

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Sunday, August 27, 2006

day of rest

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Saturday, August 26, 2006

missing the beach

...and missing the person on the beach. Edith Mary Moss, born in Stainfield, Lincolnshire, 1889. On Vero, 1960.

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Friday, August 25, 2006


monkˇish -adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of monks or monasticism.
2. Inclined to self-denial; ascetic.
3. Anyone who lives in NYC on an income less than ?

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Thursday, August 24, 2006

missing the beach

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006

private Katrina

18 wheeler negotiates way through Franklin-Woolen Mills Road intersection, 8/21/06, 1:30PM

Its been a month since Mary's house was hit by a truck and rendered unlivable. At the time she asked her City and her insurance Company to step up and help. She has been paying taxes to the City for 42 years, she has mailed in insurances premiums monthly.
The City's response? No official response, no expression of condolence. A Meeting, as yet unscheduled, will be held at some point, sometime. Can we expect it to be as non-productive as the last meeting we had on this subject May 17, 2005?
The Insurance Company has offered a payment that doesn't begin to cover the cost of making the house livable again.

The number one priority of the City is addressing issues that have a direct impact to health and safety of residents.

Make Franklin Street one way south to its intersection with Broadway and close the street to commercial cut through traffic.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Phone home

This is Raymond Bibb, long time Woolen Mills resident, died in 1999. Raymond's parents were Martha V. Baltimore and C.M. Bibb. I need help finding Raymond's daughter. Please ask her to call home.

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Monday, August 21, 2006

God's Poem Writer

God's Poem Writer, Harold Jerome Arnold

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Sunday, August 20, 2006

day of rest

Route 20 North, near the Wilderness
Mt. Sinai Solid Rock Church of Christ Of The Apostolic Faith


Saturday, August 19, 2006


The Washington Sub is the middle leg of the old C&O main line through Charlottesville. Most through traffic has been re-routed on the James River line, except for westbound empty trains. This route once hosted the Washington and Richmond/Norfolk sections of the C&O's name trains, such as the FFV, the George Washington and the Sportsman. In addition to these passenger trains, the line hosted through manifest freight service to Washington via the Southern Railway via rights that the C&O purchased in 1890. These trackage rights have lapsed. In 1890 the C&O also leased the old Orange and Alexandria line between Gordonsville and Orange, after the Southern constructed its own line between Orange and Charlottesville.

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Camel's nose

In 1937 H.T. Ferron purchased land south of the Woolen Mills neighborhood. Classic camel's nose under the tent event, the day the first H.T. Ferron concrete truck short-cut through the Woolen Mills residential neighborhood, traveling north on the footpath under the railroad tracks, then roaring west on Woolen Mills Road.
I ran into the advertisement above in the 1928 Lane High School yearbook. Could it be the same H.T. Ferron? Was H.T. into music before he was into concrete?
Music soothes the savage beast? Not in this case.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Lt Emory

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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Colonel Robert H. Chase

OCS Commanding officer

Colonel Chase enlisted in the Marine Corps in February 1973 and served for eight years as an enlisted Marine. Staff Sergeant Chase was selected for the Enlisted Commissioning program in 1980, graduating as an honor graduate from both Officer Candidates School and The Basic School in 1981.

(21 years later) Assigned to II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, Lieutenant Colonel Chase was ordered to US Central Command for duty in Qatar as the Senior Liaison Officer for the Combined Joint Task Force ? Horn of Africa serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom I. Selected for Colonel, he was transferred to the 2d Marine Division as the Operations Officer, Deputy G-3, and as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations). He deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, planning and directing combat operations in Al Anbar province during OIF 04-06. He assumed command of Officer Candidate School, 23 September 2005 .

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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Graduation Parade

Alpha Company PLC-Combined, Charlie Company OCC-192


Monday, August 14, 2006


Emory E hung with the OCC-192 Charlie Company 1st Platoon for five weeks. She decided the military was not for her. Maybe the hardest decision ever, leaving her friends.

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Saturday, August 12, 2006


Commissioning Ceremony, USMC Officer Candidate School, Quantico, Virginia

The Officer's Oath of Office has its roots in the First Congress of the United States. The oath was revised numerous times until the Forty-Eighth Congress passed the current oath into law by the Act of May 13, 1884. The oath, which may be administered by any officer, reads as follows:

"I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God."

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Friday, August 11, 2006

sound off

Three of Emory H's primary reality instructors the past ten weeks.


Thursday, August 10, 2006

semper fi

Headed for Quantico, Emory H. finishing there Friday, then on to TBS.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

water quality

Advice to swimmers? Keep your mouths shut.

For more information on bodies of water in the Rivanna watershed visit Streamwatch

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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Rivanna River

Rivanna Conservation Society river regatta, June 17. The Rivanna serves as the eastern border between the City of Charlottesville and the County of Albemarle from Rivanna Park to Bland Circle. The regatta started at Darden Towe Park in the County (the City has no formal boat launching points).


Monday, August 07, 2006

black widow

Latrodectus mactans:

They can also be found around lids of dust bins, around seats of outdoor privies, spaces under chips of wood, around stacked materials of any kind, in deserted animal burrows or rodent holes, and entwined in grape arbors.-University of Michigan Museum of Zoology

Under the seats of privies, that's the worst.

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Friday, August 04, 2006

short cut

Click on the play button to hear WINA radio show from 8/2/06, topic of discussion, Woolen Mills Road and the paved cow path.

Charlottesville Right Now is hosted by Coy Barefoot.

Player magic courtesy of Charlottesville Podcasting Network.

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Thursday, August 03, 2006


black vultures or turkey vultures? help!


Tuesday, August 01, 2006

process unknown

Hoping some of you curators of works on paper/process experts can help the silver-gelatin dummy. The above is a detail from a suspiciously photographic sized portrait (16x20"). I would guess late 19th early 20th C. The subject wouldn't have had a huge art budget. Any thoughts about process? The image is on a heavy piece of board. I'd guess charcoal but the Chuck Close realism leads me to think there is a photo somewhere in the image's past...

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