Colonial Place, Norfolk, Virginia – One of our city’s quiet neighborhoods

A short article I wrote was published in our neighborhood newsletter this month.  There are many things I appreciate about my neighborhood – easy water access with groomed walkways, historic homes, economic diversity and family friendliness.  One highlight of Colonial Place and its sister neighborhood of Riverview is that they are quiet urban enclaves, free… Read More Colonial Place, Norfolk, Virginia – One of our city’s quiet neighborhoods

As hospitable as the Washingtons – an impression of Mount Vernon

Recently I have been exploring the cost effective option of house swapping for an upcoming trip to Europe.  The internet has enabled folks who are willing to let complete strangers stay in their home connect in a secure way.  For a home swap, users essentially join a club where you can list your house and… Read More As hospitable as the Washingtons – an impression of Mount Vernon

Parental pride at the President’s house – Monticello, Virginia

On the east coast of the United States historic sites are as numerous as the dust bunnies on my floor.  There are a lot.  And instead of cleaning my house and sweeping dust wads, we are being intentional about visiting some of those sites.  Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home, was our most recent victim.  Little Peanut… Read More Parental pride at the President’s house – Monticello, Virginia