Photo Friday: Halloween Parade

The Del Ray Halloween Parade, usually on the Sunday before Halloween, is generally a highlight of the year here in the neighborhood. Everyone of any age is welcome to walk in the parade, with costumes encouraged for all. This year, some of the costume and decoration contests will take place online, but the in-person paradeContinue reading “Photo Friday: Halloween Parade”

Photo Friday: Art on the Avenue

It’s the first weekend of October, and in a normal year, Art on the Avenue would be taking place in my neighborhood tomorrow, the first Saturday of the month. Inviting thousands of people to gather, eat pie, make scarecrows, listen to music, and enjoy all kinds of artwork would be a bad idea in aContinue reading “Photo Friday: Art on the Avenue”

Election Night 2016

Somebody asked me yesterday where I was when I heard Trump had been elected president. I was at a local bar where the Democratic Committer was gathering for what we hoped would be a victory party. We were elated when Virginia went for Clinton — laughing, screaming, dancing. A few minutes later, Wisconsin went forContinue reading “Election Night 2016”

Negative Is Good

I posted recently about having to pick up our college freshman from his dorm room at James Madison University and bring him home to take classes online for at least the rest of the month. I also posted about getting all three of us tested for Covid-19 before we left Harrisonburg to come home. TheContinue reading “Negative Is Good”