reenactors

confederate
Our City is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. That is put into perspective when one sees a 30th generation Japanese rice farmer displaced from ancestral fields by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear melt.
We don’t have that sort of multi-generational continuity here. We don’t have any 250 year old trees, people get impatient and cut the big ones down. We do have a nuke-u-lar plant the next county over. We care for the parts of our history that don’t interfere with the seamless operation of automobiles.
We are sensitive revisionists, we ask “is the military statuary appropriate?”
We remake the place. We remove the parts that offend. Then we apologize.

stake out

stonewall and the satellite dishes
The Commonwealth of Virginia vs. George Wesley Huguely, V continues in the Charlottesville Circuit Court, 315 High Street, Charlottesville, VA. Media have the entrances covered. Unobserved approach would be subterranean or under the cover of smoke or darkness.

view south on 4th street

gauntlet
150 years ago the cavalry had a knack for arriving where it was unexpected but technology has erased that advantage. Even Thomas Jonathan Jackson mounted on Little Sorrel can’t outflank the radio waves.