Category Archives: Washington and Lee

Make Much Ado About Will This Year

Sir Walter Scott, John Keats, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe and I have something in common. We’ve all made the pilgrimage to Warwickshire, England to honor William Shakespeare. Some pilgrims take the “Sacred … Continue reading

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Have You Been To The Art Palace of the West?

Look at this circa-1975 photo of my mother and me and you’ll see three of my favorite things: a handmade Holly Hobbie doll; a wrap skirt that had seagulls painted on it; and a beautiful fountain that symbolizes Cincinnati. Around … Continue reading

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Irish Marc and the Newest Members of His Funky Bunch Spent Six July Days in Dublin, Ireland

“You Are Invited to Ireland,” a US Airways Magazine article proclaimed while I was aloft to Boston last October. With a photograph of a gorgeous vista of the Cliffs of Moher and enticing details about The Gathering, a year-long celebration … Continue reading

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Gorgeous Georgian Piles, Portraits and Prose Filled Five July Days at Washington and Lee

A dreary January Saturday brightened considerably when my mailman delivered the brochure describing Washington and Lee University’s Alumni College and W&L Traveller programs for 2013. Organized and managed by W&L’s Office of Special Programs, these educational travel opportunities have been … Continue reading

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“Virginia Military Institute: Houses, History and Honor” Enticed Us to Lexington for Easter Weekend

Spring flowers at The Greenbrier, April 22, 2011 Last week, more than 250 gardens, private homes and historic landmarks across Virginia were open to the public for the 78th season of Historic Garden Week in Virginia. On Saturday, Lexington celebrated … Continue reading

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“What a Horse! What a Traveller!”

Some visitors to Lexington, Virginia seek out a penny-decorated gravestone behind Lee Chapel and a stable-turned-garage with great big doors. These sites commemorate Traveller, Robert E. Lee’s horse. I’ve liked Traveller for a long time. In fact, I liked him … Continue reading

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When Answering the Call for Civility, Emulate George and Bob

To commemorate Martin Luther King Day, our CEO shared some messages from our nation’s leaders about civility and his thoughts about them. He asked us to think about what civility means to us, to do something for someone in the … Continue reading

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