The Sounds of Silence

©2017 Sarah Becker   The Sounds of Silence   In 1966 Simon & Garfunkel had a number one song, President Lyndon B. Johnson created the U.S. Department of Transportation, and U.S. Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. (D-VA) died at his Berryville home. The Byrd machine passed politically from father to son, Johnson appointed the first […]

Stop Stealing from Wineries

By Nancy Bauer   STOP STEALING FROM WINERIES   WHAT WOULD YOUR MOTHER SAY?   The cat, well. Everyone agrees that was the worst.   It wasn’t a pet. More of an outside cat, a vineyard cat, if there is such a thing. But it had its peeps: Keswick Vineyards staff, and customers who kept […]

Take a Jig Swimming

By Steve Chaconas   Take a Jig Swimming   When the FLW Tour brought 160 top professional bass anglers to the Potomac River, anglers wanted to know where and how they fished. Many fished community holes. Most locals already knew swimming a jig is the best way to cover the river’s massive grass beds.   […]

Let’s Get Touchy-Feely

By F. Lennox Campello There are always pleasant and enriching surprises where one least expects them. Please allow me to use this month’s “Gallery Beat” column to get a little verbose on the touchy-feely side of art. Such a surprise experience happened to me as a few years ago while I was jurying an art […]

Liquid Diversity

By Doug Fabbioli Liquid Diversity! There is a lot of tradition in the wine industry. France is probably the most consistent enforcer of the traditions. Their laws insist that only certain grape varietals are planted in certain areas. We in America are fortunate that we have the right to plant any varieties anywhere we choose. […]

Help Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing Investments

By Carl Trevison and Stephen Bearce Help Take the Guesswork Out of Choosing Investments Asset allocation is a strategy that can help take the guesswork out of choosing investments for your portfolio. Instead of putting all your eggs in one basket, you spread your eggs (dollars) among a variety of baskets (stocks, bonds, and cash). […]

The Eyes Have It!

By Kim Putens “How can I get rid of the fine lines, dark circles, and puffiness around my eyes?” The eye area is the most delicate and where the first signs of aging begin to creep up on us.   Most often, it is the area that is most neglected until we see that first wrinkle.   […]

Virginia, a Base for Caribbean Privateers

By Jeff McCord Virginia, a Base for Caribbean Privateers A hundred years before Blackbeard and Captain Kidd sailed Virgin Island waters in the early 1700s, the first Queen Elizabeth backed privateers whose Caribbean successes made later pirates look like petty thieves.   With accumulated loot from Spanish ports and ships estimated to total more than 120 […]

Making Time to Exercise

By Ryan Unverzagt Today’s lifestyles seem busier than those of years past. You might find yourself saying, “I don’t have enough time to exercise.” But the reality is everyone has 24 hours in a day, and it’s just a matter of prioritizing your schedule to fit in some daily exercise. I know that getting to […]

Let’s Get Touchy-Feely!

By F. Lennox Campello There are always pleasant and enriching surprises where one least expects them. Please allow me to use this month’s “Gallery Beat” column to get a little verbose on the touchy-feely side of art. Such a surprise experience happened to me as a few years ago while I was jurying an art […]