Over Here, Over There

LATVIA Latvia is an exemplar of the proposition that political and moral courage are not defined by size. One of the so-called Baltic States, Latvia has a population of just under 2 million, about 80% of whom identify as Christian…. Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

1 ARMADILLOS ARRIVING IN SW VA Desert creatures? Not anymore. The armadillo (Spanish for “little armored one”) is good at moving–swimming, hitching rides on trains and in trucks, and sometimes just on foot. In the past 150 years they have… Read More ›

Over Here, Over There

Over Here, Over There joins our other three geographical features – Around the Novahood, Outside the Novahood, and Beyond Our Border – as a means to  connect our local experience with events and issues similar, sometime identical, across boundaries that separate… Read More ›

Chickening Out

While Great Britain argued and deliberated over Brexit (leaving the European Union), the US was largely focused on the daily iterations of its 45th president and the multitude of attention-grabbing events spawned during his administration. Then, both nations were slammed… Read More ›