It seems like I wrote this decades ago, but it was years- The Dream of High Speed Rail.
Still, recent headlines promise and disappoint in a bewildering order.
High-speed rail meetings chugging along in Hanover
84 Amtrak passengers stranded five hours after train gets stuck on tracks in Charles City
As often as my hopes are dashed, I hope they can stay alive. To that end, join Mayor Stoney and others at the RVA #Rally4Trains this evening:
President Trump’s FY 2018 budget eliminates 48% of Virginia’s passenger rail service and we are rallying in support of improving our passenger rail network, not cutting it!
Join Virginians for High Speed Rail, Southern Environmental Law Center, and National Association of Railroad Passengers for RVA’s Rally for Trains at Main Street Station on June 28th at 5:15pm with Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney.
(You can then join Mayor Stoney at his 5th District Community Community Meeting at the Randolph Community center at 1415 Grayland Avenue at 6:30 pm (and ask him what really comes first, schools, or stadiums?).
It looks like the new mural on Albemarle is finished.
From FaceBook event page:
Tap Takeover time again at Mojo’s y’all! This thursday 6/29 Oskar Blues Brewery will be taking over our taps starting at 8pm after Happy Hour! Free pint glasses while supplies last! See ya there!
Draft Selection :
Pinner throw back IPA 4.9%
Old Chub scotch ale 8%
Beerito mexican lager 4%
G’Knight red IPA 8.7%
The artist Nils was working on a new mural on the side of the Pine Street Barber Shop this morning.
Neighborhood restaurant 821 Cafe was present and serving at today’s Vegetarian Festival.
By Larry Levis, From Poetry Magazine
One thing easy to love about Richmond is its rich, independent, literary life. There is a wide spectrum, from this neighborhood and all over, well-known and not so-well-known.
Tomorrow, help celebrate that at the Main Richmond Public Library downtown for Urban Lit Fest ’17. The Richmond Public Library will be hosting their second annual celebration of Richmond’s independent authors.
Meet 50 authors, find the latest, greatest locally grown urban fiction, poetry, and memoir. Enjoy readings, discussions, and find out how to “make it” as a self-published author.
10:30 Live Streaming Strategies for Authors
11:30 Self-Love and Walking in Your Purpose
12:30-1:00 Panel Discussion
1:00 Books are a Business
2:00 How to Turn Your Book into a Best Seller
3:00 The Poet Tree Workshop
4:00 What is Urban Fiction?
4:00 Introduction to Self-E
Workshops are free and open to the public. Registration not required but space is limited.