Ah, back in the Commonwealth of Virginia after three weeks on the road. Commonwealth? Isn't Virginia a state? Not exactly. A number of the original 13 colonies established themselves as commonwealths before 1776 and kept the designation even after creation of the United "States" of America.
Catch a plane this afternoon and, in a couple of days, I'll be back in the mountains, back to where I don't have to check the newspaper to see if the air is fit to breathe or listen to the traffic reports to see if I need to take an alternate route to reach my destination. Been away far too long, much longer than I thought, chasing that elusive thing called truth, a commodity impossible to find in a political world of spin, posture and position.
Saturday morning and I'm still stuck in Illinois. I should have been back in DC a week ago and in Floyd County by now but weather and the house sale from hell have thrown all schedules into the crapper.