Archive for March, 2014


Two Weeks in Virginia without Breaking the Bank?

It’s that time of year: Spring Break, when students and families all over the country head for the beach or for Disney. Even though I’m a university professor and our kids are home schooled, most years we haven’t done any traveling around spring break. The major reason is that I have usually taught at least […]

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Commemorating the Tuskegee Airmen

Where: Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site (Tuskegee, AL) Who: The Whole Clan When: February 15, 2014 We struck out in our effort to visit the George Washington Carver Museum during our recent trip to Tuskegee, but an unexpected ceremony at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site helped to make up for it. It turned out […]

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Booker T. Washington’s Tuskegee Home

Where:┬áThe Oaks (Tuskegee, AL) Who: The Whole Clan When: February 15, 2014 For my money, there are few individuals in American history more impressive than Booker T. Washington. Born into slavery in Virginia in 1856, he worked in the coal mines in West Virginia after emancipation. He managed to acquire a formal education at Wayland […]

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