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I will spare you a year of blog posts about emptying a family home. More fun than 37 trips to Goodwill, but only just.  On my last trip to the house, I couldn’t help but notice it was as if someone with my sense of humor had staged the joint just for me:

Time to get off the merry-go-round

Cause now is the hour for me to say goodbye….

This one's for you, Pa.


Time's up!


If a grandfather clock tolls in the front yard will a tree fall in the forest? No, just in the front yard.

…a few days before the buyers were to move in, blocking the street and annoying the neighbors.

On the whole, he (and my mother) would rather be in Philadelphia.


Actually, I’m up at 2 in the morning, not dreaming at all, but if I were, I would set it to music, with a surprisingly Bing Crosby-esque voice:

I’m dreaming of a James River Park license plate–just like the ones I’ve never known.  Which plate-less cars and drivers covet, and we’ll just love it, showing pride in Richmond’s very own.

I’m dreaming of a JRPS license plate, with every Christmas drive, I wait. May your walks, runs, paddles, and bike rides be great, and may all RVA vehicles get JRPS license plates.

It’s only a matter of insomnia till you see the Twelve Days of James River Park Christmas. The only way to make me stop is to help us hit our goal of 350 completed JRPS license plate applications by mid-January. All the info and applications are available at

I’m back!