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March 11

Posted in Richmond on March 11, 2018 by kozmicdogz

Library overlooking a lake.


Twenty-seven years ago I sat in front of this building waiting for it to open. My first day of work at a new job. Benefits, health insurance, nice surroundings, a retirement plan, and free parking.

Promptly at 8:30 a middle aged woman with glasses, dark shorts and stockings, unlocked the door and as I approached she asked if I needed help. I told her this was my first day at work here and I needed directions to the area in the building where I was assigned. She said someone should have told me about the staff entrance behind the building, but she gladly directed me upstairs and to the right.

I had never worked in a place like this before. Grand but run down looking in 1991. I walked down a long hallway which needed paint and carpeting, kind of like entering a cave. Could I really work here? What have I gotten myself into?
Well this was much better than where I was and I didn’t have to stay here forever. Five or ten years max.

Twenty-seven years later I am looking at an ending but no final chapter yet.

We’ll just have to see.

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Putting the X back in Xmas!

Posted in Art, Film, Richmond with tags , , , on December 21, 2017 by kozmicdogz

John Waters took the stage of the 1928 Byrd Theatre shortly after 8pm and did not stop talking and pacing for almost two hours. Waters shared his love and hate relationship with Christmas, christmas presents, mangers, film, music, and our modern society. Waters said he was tired of gays coming out and he was going to come in again. He discussed some new projects and his disdain for old boring people and how hard it was to be an outlaw these days.

Waters performed to a packed audience of adoring fans. The December 20, 2017 was the 17th stop for Waters on his 18 stop Christmas tour. Waters also performed at the Byrd Theatre in 2015.

From Richmond to West Virginia and back again

Posted in Photography, Politics, Richmond with tags on September 27, 2017 by kozmicdogz

On our recent trip from Richmond Va to West Virginia we did not see any confederate flags, or pumper stickers, signs or any other tributes to the current president.

I thought maybe the tide was turning,
but that is yet to be determined.

Broad Street

Posted in Photography, Richmond with tags , , , , on March 30, 2017 by kozmicdogz


Driving home on a spring evening after visiting 2 cemeteries at sunset.

Just to be clear…

Posted in Politics, Richmond, Writers & Writing with tags on February 3, 2017 by kozmicdogz

Ok, just to be clear you cannot believe anything that the current administration says.

If you even think for a second, “that doesn’t sound so bad” go back to sleep or smack yourself awake and stand up.

They are liars and will do anything for money.

Greed is their god,

power is their game.

#resist

44 Years Ago Today – December 27, 2016

Posted in Photography, Richmond, Writers & Writing with tags , on December 27, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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Forty-four years ago today I moved to Richmond Va. My 1963 Valiant with the push button transmission was borrowed from my mother, and packed with all of my possessions. I remember getting off 95 at the Boulevard exit near Parker Field and traveled south passing diagonally parked cars down the middle of the street heading towards Broad Street.

I saw on the left the Peoples Drug Store with its all night lunch counter and right in front of me down 2 blocks the statue of Stonewall Jackson. At that point I had only begun to realize that I had not only just traveled the longest 100 miles in my life but had found a new home.

Photo and text © 2016 Kozmicdogz

Richmond Zombiewalk ~ Today

Posted in Art, Film, Richmond, Zombies with tags on October 29, 2016 by kozmicdogz

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The Richmond Zombiewalk in Richmond takes place today, October 29, 2016. The 12th annual event. 2:30pm starts at the old Sugar Shack Donuts shop and heads west. Meetup at Swan Lake in Byrd Park at 1pm.

Photos from last year HERE!

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