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Checking Virginia Absentee Ballot Progress

I’ll show you how to track your absentee ballot through the process using the Virginia Elections Office Citizen Portal.

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Virginia Absentee Voting

The 2020 legislature changed Virginia voting laws to permit general voting by mail and to remove the ballot witnessing requirement. These changes allow anyone to vote by mail in any Virginia election without a note from their mother. Exercising your franchise is important to the vitality of US, Virginia, and Norfolk City polity. I have […]

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Thoughts on National RESILIENCY

Thoughts on National Resiliency

To be secure, our nation must be resilient to reasonable challenges, both foreseen and unforeseen. This article ruminates on the characteristics of a resilient society and government.

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Citizenship Personal Computing

Adios Facebook

The recent revelations centered around Facebook and Cambridge Analytica compel me to bring this relationship to an end. Yes, Facebook, it is you. Buggy iPad app Buggy iPad messnger app Only trolls are participating. Everyone I want to hear from is a lurker You aided a hostile foreign power’s information warfare campaign directed at the […]

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Income in the United States

This post grew out of research I did to prepare a discussion about income in the United States for my church’s discussion group. As I prepared the presentation materials for the opening of discussion, I learned quite a bit about how fortunate I was and how things fit together. This post is based on the […]

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One Thing

April 1’st Unitarian Church of Norfolk service was a lay service conducted by the youth group. Their theme was making the world a better place one small act at a time. No sixties grandiosity, just ten’s pragmatism — do the doable, it will matter to this one.┬áThe youth carried this theme through the service beautifully […]