Tag Archives: The South

Alexandria, the Old South and mystic chords of forgetting

I recently spent a few nights in Alexandria, Virginia.  It’s a pleasant place on the banks of the Potomac River, just south of Washington DC.  There are boat trips, gift shops, waterside bars, art galleries and they used to buy … Continue reading

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Georgia on my mind

During a six-week trip, it seemed quite likely I’d be in the US when one of the country’s regular gun massacres took place. On the same day a white racist murdered nine black people in South Carolina, I was visiting … Continue reading

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