Category Virginia

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You Can’t Go Home Again – And Sometimes That’s a Good Thing

The changing face of a Southern city rediscovering itself.

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Vanished Chesterfield

I spent most of the first decade of my life in a relatively new development in a then-exurban part of Richmond, Virginia, called Midlothian. Midlothian as a community dates back a couple hundred years and was, for a long time, known for coal mining. If my elementary school teachers told the truth, it was the […]

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Good Fortune at Best Fortune: Dim Sum at 10AM Sharp

Dim sum is a frenzied, fast-paced way to start your Sunday. But when you’re the first to arrive, it’s an altogether different experience. My first memory of dim sum is Chinatown in downtown Washington in the early 1990s. I remember staring through the ornate Friendship Archway – blue and red and gold with unfurling dragons […]