Classical Music in Arlington

Since January, Mary has been rehearsing with The Arlington Concert Orchestra. She is part of the flute/oboe section. The fruits of that effort were on display last evening in a very enjoyable concert. I’m looking forward to many more!


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Another sign that Spring is coming


One of the best parts of the SABR experience is the annual convention. This year it will be in Pittsburgh. I am one the persons who reviews the abstracts for suitability for presentation at the three day event. Some ninety-six abstracts have been submitted and I can tell that it’s going to be a great convention!

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A Bit of Advertising


From the program of the 2018 Fairfax County Republican Convention. Hopefully sharing a page with the Women’s Club will attract some interest.

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Books and Chocolate


I’ve just been accepted to participate in the 2018 West Virginia Book Faire and Chocolate Festival to be held April 28 in downtown Martinsburg, West Virginia.

I’m not sure of the details but apparently each of the participating authors is assigned a different location in the downtown area and there will also be chocolate creations galore. I will post more information as it is released on their website. It sounds like a lot of fun.

This will be occurring two days after my gig in Connecticut with the Registrars of Voters Association so I’ll be getting a few miles on my car.

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Mary and I attended the Needlework exhibition at Woodlawn Plantation today.


This was a special occasion for us as Mary had submitted two of her creations. This was her first time exhibiting and they received a 2nd and 3rd place designation in their category. Very proud of my talented spouse.


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The Zebra

The Zebra is a monthly publication, with a circulation of about 30,000, which is dedicated to Northern Virginia and especially the city of Alexandria. It has a “Book of the Month” column where, instead of stars, a book is assigned one to five “zebra stripes.” I am happy to report that the February, 2018 issue has as awarded The Gatekeepers of Democracy, the highly coveted five zebra stripe rating.


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First Sign of Spring


Forget the groundhog. The first sign of spring occurred at the supermarket this morning with the appearance of the first of this year’s baseball magazines. Now I realize that the high number of unsigned free agents makes the magazine’s predictions shaky, at best, but still…can spring be far behind?

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