A loyal reader wrote,
“I miss the commentary, as we’re almost two months since the last post. I would be interested in any thoughts about the recent New Market Ceremony. It’s seems as if some pre-emptive watering down / dilution took place yesterday in the name of political correctness and anti-Confederate hysteria, and, as always, I would enjoy hearing what your thought are.”
So let me answer his question regarding New Market, I haven’t gone to the Ceremony in about 5 years. Unless it has radically changed in that time, it is still a reflection of the traditions of the Institute. There has been no Confederate imagery or music in a number of years, well over twenty-five. Good riddance’s in my humble opinion, it is about the Corps of Cadets, fighting under the colors of the Virginia Military Institute. Their service having been requested by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Regarding the blog. Our time may have passed. I have other interest, I know that JPP has other interest. Dave O has written some rather interesting blogs in the past year but nothing recently. Slater has not posted in quite a while. I have been footing the bill for this site for the last several years. As I begin to make the transition to retirement, maintaining the blog site becomes luxury and not a necessity. I hope I have answered our dear readers question.