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15 October 2012

Midnight Rising, by Tony Horwitz

A couple of weeks ago, I was killing time down in Front Royal, and I spent a pleasant hour in the Royal Oak Bookshop. I saw a used paperback copy of Tony Horwitz’s classic Confederates in the Attic there, and bought it, thinking I could give it away to a friend or visitor who didn’t know anything about Civil War history. As I was checking out, the proprietress pointed out …


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Monday macrobug: Grass spiders with hatchlings

We’ve got plenty of spiders out here in the Fort Valley. Here’s a look at one common species: a sweet momma grass spider striding along, carrying dozens of infant spiderlings on her abdomen: How many children can you count? A week or so later, I saw another one, with a similar load:


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