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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Editor’s Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: The sounds of silence (fortunately disappearing)

One of the most visceral memories of the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks was the weeks-long period with no commercial traffic into or out of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. As one who was living on the eighth...

Editor’s Notebook: And that’s a wrap, cicada-wise

Death is an ignominious experience for those who are taken in its cold embrace, and yesterday, while sitting in my car doing our Thursday “phoner” with the extended Sun Gazette corporate family across Virginia, Maine and Texas, I watched...

Editor’s Notebook: Bring on the swimming leagues!

Hard to believe but it’s now less than 48 hours from the start of the first Northern Virginia Swimming League competition in two years! Our limited but plucky resources will be positioned at several pools to capture the action in...

Editor’s Notebook: Will we be declaring our independence on July 4th?

It’s looking like a number of groups and government entities that have been on the fence have decided to jump in with Independence Day events. In Arlington, we received the monthly newsletter from Barcroft earlier in the week, and its...

Editor’s Notebook: Why not keep it simple?

In a rational world, when the Arlington County Board convened in person for the first time in 15 months this past Saturday morning, County Board Chairman Matt de Ferranti would have made a statement vis-à-vis masks that went something...

Editor’s Notebook: Will the Don-Don sink the Va. GOP?

More thoughtful members of the Virginia Republican infrastructure are probably quietly relieved that former President Trump is likely to be kept off Twitter and Facebook for the foreseeable future. Because every word he utters in public from now and...

Editor’s Notebook: On the hunt for a lost Dolly!

I’ve been “Dolly-adjacent” – in the same room as, or outdoors in the proximity of, the national treasure that is Dolly Parton, on a couple of occasions. Once I even conducted a phone interview with her, me from the...

Editor’s Notebook: A Rocky Raccoon update

Eagle-eyed readers will recall the blog of a few days ago when I noted that, here in the otherwise lovely Sun Gazette World Headquarters building in Falls Church, we’ve had a nocturnal visitor in the form of a raccoon. He/she...

Editor’s Notebook: Surprises? Not a lot of them.

While spending a little time in the Arlington elections office Tuesday night (enjoying some of the leftover buffet which as always was an added bonus of election night), the results started rolling in, and there were not a whole...

Editor’s Notebook: Sorry, France, I’ll pass this time

Yesterday, the French government (I am on their media e-mail list, it seems) sent over a note that, starting June 9, Americans can once again travel to their historic land – if vaccinated and, even though vaccinated, are willing...
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