CATCHING UP FOR MY BLOG-ONLY PALS

These are from my recent visit to Phoebus, a small community engulfed by Greater Hampton Roads. It's a bit run-down but very charming. I should remove that "but". A good deal of it charm comes from the slight decay, the odd juxtapositions, the sense that the place still thrives as a community precisely because it has been neglected by the movers and shakers.

And hats off to you who have not fallen under the thrall of Facebook. Yet. It's ony a matter of time. People will be coming door-to-door to check your computers and ascertain that you are in Facebook compliance. It was in that national security bill that was passed while we were napping.