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...

Viewpoint May 2019

Back to Basics It’s our most basic civic duty. Here in the Old Dominion, we have an opportunity to fulfill it every year. In fact, next month many Virginians will have their next chance to do so. How? By voting on June 11. May 2019 W e live in an anxious age. We may...

Viewpoint February 2019

Paper Power For almost 75 years, we’ve put ink on paper to tell the cooperative story. Even in this digital age, we believe that print is still a powerful communications medium. February 2019 This magazine you’re reading was born in 1946, in the fresh dawn of a world...

Viewpoint January 2019

Wise Words from Washington … … George Washington, that is. Father of our country. Our first and one of our finest presidents. Native of Virginia’s Northern Neck. Little remembered today, his 1796 Farewell Address contains warnings and wisdom that still ring true at...

Viewpoint October 2018

Our North Star Cooperatives are an enduring testament to the power of shared principles and local purpose. October 2018 October is a time of outdoor change and indoor reflection. Of gathering in, and giving back. Of chilly nights under the gossamer gaze of a hunter’s...