In October, I was given a chance to tour a recycling facility to get more details about the recycling programs in Central Virginia for my Richmond Times-Dispatch column, Why, Richmond, Why?!? Readers have continued to express to me their doubts that recycling programs work and that the effort to gather and sort materials is worth the time. I was challenged to “get out from behind your desk and do a little investigative reporting” by a reader. Glad to oblige, it doesn’t take much to convince me to get up from my desk. Continue reading
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So many of us in the Richmond region have been anticipating the completion of the Virginia Capital Trail, a 52-mile paved path that parallels much of state Route 5, beginning in Richmond east of the floodwall and running along Dock Street through Richmond and the counties of Henrico, Charles City and James City before ending in Jamestown.
I took a media tour Tuesday (by bus, not bike, unfortunately) of the trail between Great Shiplock Park and the new Four Mile Creek Park trail head in eastern Henrico County. For the second day in a row, a story I wrote was the Metro section centerpiece story, in large part because I was able to get decent photos. I really appreciated the opportunities to get out of the office. Continue reading
My Why, Richmond, Why?!? column for the Richmond Times-Dispatch this past week was one of those that I have to revisit now and then. This is the beauty of having a column and a platform to express myself and my feelings toward something that I wish people considered to be more important than they apparently do. Continue reading
I love guides that help tell the story of Richmond. The past, present and future. Events, where to go and what to do when you get there. The magazine can’t cover it all, but I love to read what other people have to say about my town. Continue reading
My recent Why, Richmond, Why?!? column in the Richmond Times-Dispatch dealt with “Cyclists, pedestrians & drivers still working on mutual respect,” a topic that I like to revisit on occasion to see how far the Richmond region has come to becoming more bike-friendly.
This past weekend, I participated in the James River Rundown, thanks to a push from my friend Justin Doyle of the James River Association. I ran the 20-miler in 4 hours and 26 minutes, which was about the right amount of time to spend on the river. Continue reading
For this week’s Why Richmond, Why?!? column on Richmond.com, I linked back two opinion pieces that dealt with people mistreating the James River and the James River Park System in Richmond.
Two years ago, I wrote the Top 10 Ways Richmonders Are Ruining the James and the Top 10 Ways Richmonders Are Helping the James and I think both are still applicable today. We can do better caring for the environment and no amount of policing or hiring more park staff would help if park-goers themselves aren’t willing to take ownership of the parks and be a part of the solution. Continue reading