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The Ride of Silence is a memorial to those cyclists who have died as a result of cyclist/motorist accidents. It was begun by Chris Phelan in Dallas in 2003 in response to the death of Larry Schwartz. In Charlottesville, the event has been organized by Alan Bewley. Read more about this worldwide event here: http://www.rideofsilence.org/main.php
As part of the Planning department’s 100 mile Thanksgiving events I went with a group to pick up three 18lb turkeys from Polyface Farm . While there we wandered around and looked at all the animals and took in the amazing landscape surrounding the farm. For those of you that don’t know anything about Polyface … Continue reading
On Sunday, Craig had student from Design Research Seminar over for a lovely dinner of lasagna, wine, various sparkling beverages, and beautifully decorated cupcakes. Thank you to Craig and his family for having us!
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There are a great variety of hikes available around C’ville. Some that are pretty easy to get to are along Skyline Drive. This particular hike is called Doyle River. It is about 7.5 miles long, took about 5.5 hours at a steady pace, and joined up with Appalachian Trail for a little while.
My favorite part of every week is visiting the city farmers market on saturday morning. Continue reading
Yesterday, President Teresa Sullivan of UVa held the “Day of Dialogue” to open discussion on how we can address when we can intervene when we see people doing things that are wrong. It was instigated by the death of lacrosse player Yeardley Love, who was beaten to death by lacrosse player George Hugueley. Continue reading