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A Clear Eye for the Cavalry

Hello again, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: When I visit my Dad in Alexandria, we often enjoy going to the gun range for some nice father-son-bonding time. And also because shooting guns at paper circles and clay discs is RIDICULOUSLY satisfying.   Ok so we have a […]

The Heat is Unbearable!

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I currently have three different books vying for my spare time, but after having watched the first two seasons of “Game of Thrones” on HBO, I am now thoroughly hooked on the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series: I’ve read […]

Not in our backyard……

Today marks the occupation of the city of Alexandria, VA by Union forces. An expedition left from the Washington Navy Yard under cover of darkness and crossed the Potomac into Virginia. Demanding the surrender of the city, Union sailors and soldiers hoisted the American flag on prominent buildings to send a strong message that the […]