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Two Days in Williamsburg (and a Night in Jamestown)

Patrick Henry stood in front of Virginia’s capitol building and read aloud the Declaration of Independence, reminding the gathered crowd of the litany of abuses committed by George III as catalogued by fellow Virginian Thomas Jefferson: … He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by… Read More Two Days in Williamsburg (and a Night in Jamestown)

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Chatham Manor

Say “Fredericksburg” and most people think of Civil War history. That’s understandable; the Virginia town was home to one of that conflict’s bloody battles, one that the Confederates won and probably thus lengthened the War. But first settled in 1607, Fredericksburg’s history goes further back. George Washington‘s “great reception” after the battle of Yorktown took… Read More Chatham Manor

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Wine and Chocolate

As readers of this blog know, I’m a big fan of the pursuit of happiness through sensual pleasures, preferably enjoyed more than one at a time. So when I received a big bagful of Lindt Lindor truffles, it seemed a fine opportunity to experiment with a developing interest of mine: wine pairing. I first realized… Read More Wine and Chocolate