I did a little field trip today to the Bull Run Mountains behind Haymarket, VA, just north of Va-55 and I-66. There is a road, Antioch, which connects to Hopewell Road and goes through the mountain pass (at about 1000 feet) and goes down to The Plains, VA.
I think I was here in the fall of 1962 (while a patient with NIH) with high school (Science Honor Society) old friends.
I found a horse attraction, then a county park with a lake, and then went up the mountain.
Three videos follow. I talk a little about the last story in my DADT-III book, “The Ocelot the Way He Is”, as this is the area that “Bill” drives through to meet “Nolan” and then go to the fictitious ashram or intentional community, after which stuff happens. (See June 25, 2014 for treatment of “Two Road Trips”.) I also talk about some legal issues that could potentially occur with hosting asylum seekers.
(Posted: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 8:30 PM EST)
Kristin Beck (author of “Warrior Princess” and subject of the CNN film “Lady Valor”) spoke tonight at the Christmas party for the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance. I see that I have footage from her speaking to AGLA at the Arlington VA library Nov. 25, 2014, too.
Here are the clips. I have to admit my attempt to wide-screen them on the cell phone backfired. Later I’ll figure out how to rotate them in the embed statement. For now, just play in YouTube and rotate the smartphone 90 degrees/
(Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 9:30 PM EST)
On Thursday, October 6, 2016, DC Center Global (Washington DC) held its 4th Annual Reception. This group provides for needs of LGBTQ asylu,m seekers (which I have discussed more on the “News Commentary” blog, esp. July 21). There are more details on a legacy blog here, but I took several clips
At Northern VA LGBTQ Pride at Bull Run Park near Manassas VA today, a woman described harassment by a man as she and her partner walked in public recently. It sounds disturbing, but is this supposed to be comedy club.