Hickory, Dickory, Wokery

Britain’s royalty and Parliament in the late 1650s were not welcoming to Richard Cromwell to become successor as Lord Protector of the realm upon the death of his father, Oliver Cromwell. Historical legend informs that the English rhyme about a… Read More ›


“No soup for you” (NSFY) echoes the now-iconic soup Nazi from the hit TV show Seinfeld in a 1995 episode when a customer is chastised for attempting to change an order, thereby disrupting the rhythm of the food shop. “Not… Read More ›

Beyond Our Border

OKLAHOMA A line from the title song of the musical relates that “You’re doing fine, Oklahoma; Oklahoma, OK!” The Sooner State received its nickname as settlers in 1889 lined up at the border to make claims to Native American lands… Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

CAN’T FLOAT THIS BOAT IN YORKTOWN In the wake of a controversial entry into this year’s Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade (see photo), the Yorktown Foundation issued a statement saying that the polarizing messaging of one entry was overtly political and… Read More ›

Canceling Christmas

1 Among another of the latest inanities emanating from the extreme right on the political spectrum is the murmur of the cancellation of Christmas, assisted by the Biden administration. The tenuous, unevidenced connection is but another product of the porous… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

A TRIBE GAMBOLS IN LEESBURG Goats are having their moment. Not only are they great at eating weeds, but they even offer a special form of yoga–goat yoga–balancing on the backs of people working out! On a recent busy Saturday… Read More ›

Passive Aggressive Politics

As thousands more of the country’s residents succumb to the delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, anti-vaccine resistance seems to harden or is bolstered with every specious counter-argument, especially by elected officials, and then mostly conservative Republicans. It’s almost as… Read More ›