Hats Off to a Man with a Hat On

Originally published in the June 2015 Explorer Raymond Street wears many hats. Literally. Raymond is to hats, caps really, as Imelda Marcos is to shoes. I have no idea how many he owns, but his collection is impressive. When he wears a red shirt, he wears a red cap....

Yes, It’s Almost September

Originally published in the monthly Explorer, August 2014 Edition September has more than four letters, but some people still consider it a dirty word. Teachers, who relish the break from the stress and ramble of the classroom. Students, who relish the break from the...

Summertime, and the Plaza is Closing

Originally printed in the monthly Explorer, July 2014 Worshippers who arrive at the entrance to our sanctuary cross a semi-circle of brick pavers which we call the Plaza. The Plaza is an attractive space that has many uses. It is a parking space for the bus that...

A River Road Summer

Originally published in the Summer 2014 Explorer. When you read this it will be June, or nearly so. The discomfort of the Winter of ’14 is a distant memory, though human nature being what it is, most of us will have complained more than once about Richmond’s...