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Richmond, Virginia
I'm a resident of Richmond, Virginia, and work as a strategic planning and leadership development consultant.
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And that's why I liked you way back then -- also, you had that text-based DOS game with gnomes or leprechauns that I could never figure out. GO STREAM. KICK STREAM. SWIM STREAM. GET STREAM. PUNCH STREAM. STUPID COMPUTER.
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2010 on Death of a Blog: 2002-2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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According to the Internets, the reply was always just "goodnight" – never "Goodnight, Gracie". Just to be contrary on my blog one more time...
Toggle Commented Jul 24, 2010 on Death of a Blog: 2002-2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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It was fascinating to watch Buttermilk & Molasses slide down my priority list over the last year, replaced by my new consulting business, a sweetly demanding daughter, time with my wife, sleep. You know, the essentials. What was once at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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The Times-Dispatch reported last week that the Purple Martins of Shockoe Bottom are back, filling the skies of East Richmond with their aerial ballet: About 2,000 of the purple martins are using the Bottom once again as a stopover during... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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Among the endless stream of crafty ideas emanating from my wife's mind, I really like the Art Wall she created for Thea – particularly since it brightens up our sunroom. But I also really enjoyed the stream of dog bone... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
NYTimes columnist Thomas Friedman manages to tackle three of my favorite subjects all at once today – journalism, social media and the Middle East, which collided recently with the firing of CNN Middle Eastern editor Octavia Nasr after she tweeted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
The Washington Post has a great piece on dancer and choreographer Paul Taylor, whose dance company has been in operation for 56 years, and who celebrates his 80th birthday this summer. The profile by Sarah Kaufman captures the essence of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
I'm not sure which emotional button to push – the one that makes me happy to see concerned citizens actually protesting for something that needs to (and can be) changed, or the one involving the Times-Dispatch's comments section that makes... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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The Periodic Table of Swearing might be one of the most interesting scientific charts the British have ever produced – particularly because it introduces me to a whole host of new cuss words to incorporate into my personal and professional... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
The Washington Post has a great spotlight on Baltimore's burgeoning arts and culture scene this week with an interactive map, tons of photos and a series of articles covering art lofts, film, theater and club music in Charm City. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
In the era of printed news, the Times-Dispatch's article on Twitter would seem almost prescient; in the age of Web 2.0, it's interesting, but a bit late. My favorite quote du jour – from Twitter user Dean Browell, which alerted... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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The 2010 World Cup is over, and after a dive into the ditch, I managed to land in the top 20% or so of the 907,638 people in the world who played the entire FIFA World Cup Fantasy – and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
No, really, if I didn't have you at the phrase "Marxist Animated Whiteboard" I'm not sure I'll ever have you. The Brits at Cognitive Media continue to astound me with their in-the-moment, animated sketch interpretations of various smart people talking... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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Seven weeks into the gardening season, and Thea and I are starting over. Not that it's winning us many points in the RVA News Garden Wars, which is pitting the hyper-masculine gardening talents of Scott Pharr, Ryan Smartt and myself... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
Finally, an obsession with positive consequences has emerged in Richmond! Richmond.com's Katherine Houstoun penned an excellent piece this week on the explosion of urban gardens throughout the City of Richmond. It's a must-read, and a welcome departure from the incessant... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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Doug Dobey alerted his friends on Facebook about the digitization of a long-lost set of recordings by a long-forgotten Richmond super group – FAFOOT (Famous Actors From Out Of Town). Comprised of former members of the Orthotonics, Idio-Savant, the Tom... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
RVA News brings it home this week with a short Q&A that proves two things – the owner of Nate's Taco Truck is passionate about what he does, and he's a man of few words. What Nathaniel Ramon Gutierrez –... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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I've had a chance to spend a couple of hours over several weeks with a group of 23 Iraqi students who are studying at VCU this summer as part of the State Department-sponsored IYLEP program (Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program).... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
If the new RVA News Richmond Class of 2010 Superlatives face-off is any indication, no one in Richmond has anything on our newest mascot – Nutzy the Flying Squirrel is running strong in multiple categories in the online news site's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
The Times-Dispatch runs Michael Paul Williams' acceptance speech for the acclaimed George Mason Award from the Virginia chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The TD columnist puts his work in perspective, but he also illustrates how much Richmond has... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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You can't turn around in Richmond without bumping into a farmers market or CSA (community supported agriculture programs where you buy shares of a farm's crop). That's a good thing. But as many people know, buying into a CSA requires... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
Give Doug Wilder some credit – the arrival of Richmond's new director of parks and recreation under Wilder's tenure as mayor has resulted in huge changes. Huge, positive changes. Ed Slipek does what he does best in the latest Style... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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Style Weekly's Scott Bass penned an excellent – and inspiring – story this week on North Richmond's own Field of Dreams. The boys in gray-and-yellow uniforms are chanting, soaking up the mayhem on a sticky sweet summer night at Hotchkiss... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
In one of the more genius, and least publicized, attempts to get its readers engaged in an ear-burning, ego-crushing, out-of-control return to high school, RVA News launched its RVA Class of 2010 contest several weeks ago. Voters had a chance... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses
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The best news of the summer has got to be the expansion of one of Richmond's more hidden gems (established 1924, people). Sally Bell's Kitchen now boasts two locations from which to dole out its Smithfield ham sandwiches, deviled eggs... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2010 at Buttermilk & Molasses