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John Duke's Blog – April 2011 Archive (4)

Birds and bees and buds in the leaves

There is a flock of fat, overfed geese that putter around the pond we ride past on the way to the gym. Insistent ringing of the bikes' bells never moves them from the path, where they deposit large piles of goop. One day I think one will attack me as I ride by, just to assert its authority. Yesterday the bell got the attention instead of the great blue heron that was resting…

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Added by John Duke on April 24, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments

Young hearts of gold

Neil Young was in Richmond this weekend for a show. He was spotted at Plan 9 in Carytown pawing through the vinyl bins. It does sort of make you wonder what tunes Neil Young could find in a record store that he doesn't already own. It also makes you wonder why an aging hippie just won't let rock and roll die. Maybe it is a bit like wanting to live in an old log cabin. It only…

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Added by John Duke on April 20, 2011 at 1:11am — No Comments

Bamboo theology

"You are an optimist," Richard called out, as he was getting into his car. "You mean a foolish optimist," I yelled back.

 

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Added by John Duke on April 10, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Final Floor

The VCU Rams had a great run up to the Final Four, but just couldn't overcome the size of the Butler Bulldogs. All of Richmond stopped to watch the game, and our disappointment in the score is only exceeded by our pride in the team. Both teams were beasts on the floor, playing with all their heart. I think there will be a lot of Rams pulling for Butler in the championship…

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Added by John Duke on April 3, 2011 at 1:00am — No Comments

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