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When You Get Lucky, Be Ready

Pulitzer photography winner Eddie Adams said, “When you get lucky, be ready” as a way to describe preparedness when it comes to getting a photo.  If a photographer hears someone say, “Hey, did you SEE that!?,” then the photo has already been missed.  So, keeping the camera ready is what photographers TRY to do.  I […]

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Performing as Love Song Duo, D (left) and T.A. (right) sing at the US Postal Service's first day of issue event at VMFA. The Forever stamp, in the shape of a heart, was unveiled in the museum's auditorium on Jan. 22, 2015

Virginia is for Lovers, of Stamps

At the introduction of the postal service’s new Forever stamp in Richmond, Love Song Duo, D and T.A., belted songs appropriate to the occasion.

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UVA's Malcolm Brogdon (15) and Mike Tobey (10) wait on the bench during team introductions as UVA takes on Davidson at John Paul Jones Arena on Dec. 30, 2014

UVA continues to roll

UVA’s Malcolm Brogdon (15) and Mike Tobey (10) wait on the bench during team introductions as UVA takes on Davidson at John Paul Jones Arena. Ranked number 2 in the country, the Cavs host Georgia Tech on Jan. 22.

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Funeral Slide Shows are Comforting

I recently attended the visitation and funeral for the father of a close friend.   Amid the sadness, there was also the overwhelming knowledge that the man lived a full and happy life with a wonderful family and  multitude of friends who all loved him dearly.   At the visitation, soothing music could be heard in the background.  It […]

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JAMES HOWARD

James Howard helps slow down Vance Sutphin's wheelchair as Anthony Pendergrast guides it as they descend to the fishing dock during a retreat at Howard's home for veterans from McGuire VA Hospital's Spinal Chord Injury Unit Thursday, June 5, 2014. Nancy Wellons, James' mother, carries the fishing pole. Pendergrast is a bus drive at the hospital.

Veteran Helping Veterans

Army veteran James Howard opens his home as a retreat for veterans. Howard, who medically retired as a captain, said “learning from each other is the best medicine.”

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White-marked Tussock Moth larva dangling from a tree on Jamestown Island Sunday, September 7, 2014.

Tussock Moth larva

A white-marked Tussock Moth larva dangles from a tree on Jamestown Island.

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ART CARPET 2014

Fox Elementary School third grader Jo Stott works on the Art Carpet along Hanover Avenue. Fox, Binford Middle School and VCU students and staff connected by creating a carpet of chalk artwork on the sidewalks of the fan Tuesday, October 14, 2014.

Art Carpet

Fox Elementary School third grader Jo Stott works on the Art Carpet along Hanover Avenue.  Fox, Binford Middle School and VCU students and staff connected by creating a carpet of chalk artwork on the sidewalks of the fan neighborhood.

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Marines

Unit Commissioning Ceremony for the Goochland High School Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (MCJROTC) at Goochland High School Tues. Oct. 1, 2014. At Upper left: Members of the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon perform. Upper Right: Colonel Wesley Lee Fox, USMC (Retired), was the Guest of Honor. Bottom: Members of the Goochland High […]

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CRICKET 2014

Wicket-keeper Haroon Pasha runs out batsman Raj Shekhar Cricket clubs compete in a tournament at Holladay Elementary School Sunday, September 21, 2014.

Cricket

Cricket has been played for at least 400 years since its birth in England.  Basically a bowler “delivers” the small cricket ball to the batsman who tries to keep it from hitting the wicket.  The wicket-keeper stands behind the wicket and batsman. During a quarterfinal match, wicket-keeper Haroon Pasha runs out batsman Raj Shekhar at […]

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Collegiate Benedicitine

Collegiate Nick Anders' helmet falls off as he is tackled by Benedictine Parrish Gordon Friday, September 12, 2014.

Saints and Cadets

Collegiate Nick Anders’ helmet falls off as he is tackled by Benedictine Parrish Gordon.

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UVA BASEBALL

Maryland's Tayler Stiles puts another cap on Andrew Amaro's head as Ben Brewster watches during their NCAA game against UVA in Charlottesville Sunday, June 8, 2014.

What goes on in the dugout?

Maryland’s Tayler Stiles puts another cap on Andrew Amaro’s head as Ben Brewster watches during their NCAA game against UVA in Charlottesville.