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From Where I Sit: Simply outstanding

This paper has covered the finals for the Career Partners E-Squared competition for a number of years. This year I had the privilege of serving as one of the judges for the preliminary round where 12 teams are whittled down…
April showers bring May flowers

May is the time to think about flower gardening. The threat of frost will be behind us by the 10th and the instant gratification of setting out plants that are already beginning to bloom just feels good.
Curd Quips: Color me a cheesemonger

Do you remember the first time that you opened a new box of 24 crayons as a kid? Does the thought of it now bring back some happy emotions? For me, opening a box of crayons still has that moment…
Curtain Calls: A Dream explodes at Arena

What happens to a dream deferred? Langston Hughes’ seminal poem, “Harlem”, helped seed Lorraine Hansberry’s masterpiece, “A Raisin in the Sun”, a work which set off seismic rumblings still felt today. Produced for the first time at Arena Stage, the…
Culpeper Currents: Map making, part two

In April 1819 John Wood began his survey of Virginia counties in preparation for the publication of a state map. He had secured the job through the recommendation of Thomas Jefferson. Wood had been the mathematics instructor of Jefferson’s grandson,…