Viewpoint July 2020

A Master Storyteller This magazine lost an exceptional editor — and countless folks across the mid-Atlantic lost a wonderful friend — with the recent passing of Bill Sherrod July 2020 What first drew my attention was his eye for detail … his curiosity … his knack for...

Viewpoint June 2020

Summer’s All Around Us The simple pleasures of summertime that we enjoyed B.C. — Before COVID-19 — are still there: accessible, attainable, more delightful than ever. June 2020 This year a single month, March, became the Winter of Our Discontent. Then came our Spring...

Viewpoint May 2020

‘Every Storm … Runs Out of Rain’ Across a globe shrunken by technology and travel, a monstrous monsoon is soaking the landscape, the torrential rains of COVID-19 taking from us precious moments … jobs … lives. But no matter how powerful the storm, every downpour ends...

Viewpoint March-April 2020

We the People … All of Us It’s never been more important for every Virginian and Marylander to take part in the national census that’s done every 10 years. By participating, you’ll ensure that your community receives its fair share of funding for vital services like...

Viewpoint February 2020

Where You Belong Concern for Community is more than a catchphrase to electric cooperatives. It’s what happens naturally when a business is owned by, employs and serves local folks. February 2020 Home. Is it where we long to return … or constantly search to find? Is it...

Viewpoint January 2020

Timely Words, Timeless Words January 2020 Gerald L. Baliles, Virginia’s 65th governor who served from 1986-1990, passed away in October at age 79. During his governorship and his career as a lawyer and civic leader, he worked successfully, on a bipartisan basis, for...

Viewpoint October 2019

Lessons of the Fall Autumn cools and colors the landscape, reminding us to enjoy its fleeting beauty as we bring in the harvest … and prepare for the winter to come. October 2019 Ah, October. Balmy, blue-sky days. Oranges, reds, golds woven into the landscape’s...

Viewpoint September 2019

Honest Outreach This year’s survey shows a large and loyal readership, actively engaged with a print magazine in a digital age. September 2019 My passion for publishing began early as an 8-year-old in 1964. My tools were few and my writing skills were rudimentary. But...

Viewpoint August 2019

The Flood, the Festival, the Foot on the Moon Three larger-than-life events happened in a narrow band of days in August 1969. Each is iconic, summoning memories and moods with mere mentions: Camille. Woodstock. Apollo 11. August 2019 August is usually a drowsy month....

Viewpoint July 2019

Our Own Greatest Generation Few dreams in the 1930s seemed more daunting than delivering electricity to far-flung farmhouses. But thanks to common folks with uncommon grit, light would soon spread across the landscape of Virginia and the rest of our vast nation. July...

Viewpoint June 2019

Summertime Magic The sights, the sounds, the scents … the exhilarating freedom. For the young, and those who remember being young, summertime is pure magic. June 2019 Every year in June, students step out of school and into a freedom that isn’t really appreciated...