CCCXCVII – Farewell to Dixie

Times-Dispatch of Vichy Earth

I’ve been very public about the fact that I lived in Virginia. After I got married, we moved to a new state and I feel the need to be a little more private about my whereabouts to protect my wife and my future family.

I have no doubts that our new state will serve us very very well. But, I do love Virginia. I consider myself a native son of Virginia despite having been born in California, because my Dad’s ancestral home is there and his departure from Virginia was a mere detour.

I grew up near the banks of the Potomac and Rappahannock, near Fredericksburg. I did my undergraduate education in Fredericksburg, and received my introductory education about the Civil War in those surrounds. Early in my career, as a local government auditor, I got to travel around our fair state quite a bit and explore points East…

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