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Dan Smith
Journalist, author, editor, photographer, former magazine co-owner
Journalist, author, editor, photographer, former magazine co-owner

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Off the Rails Theatre Season Set
Off the Rails Theatre, Roanoke's most adventurous live group, has lined up three plays for the 2017 season and they're all a challenge. Here's the announcement from the theater: The season opens Thursday March 30th with "Arcadia" by Tom Stoppard directed by...

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Absent Goodlatte Draws a Full House (To Complain)
It was standing room only at the Charlie Hill Senior Center for the Bob Goodlatte Town Hall Meeting today. Han Cabe, 8 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte was not expected at his town hall meeting this afternoon in Vinton, but that didn't stop people who...

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Goodlatte Gets His Shot Today ... Or Not
Goodlatte: Show up or not? The first in-person town hall meeting for 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte is scheduled today and it's not a phone-it-in-Bob meeting. It is a meeting at the Charlie Hill Senior Center (behind the Vinton War Memorial) at 4:30...

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The Case of the Disappearing Blog
If the photo above looks familiar, it's because I published it on this blog yesterday after washing my car in 70-degree warmth. The post, along with every other post dating to Dec. 31, 2015 disappeared early today and I can't get Blogger, the Google program...

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Oz and the Dragon: Chapter II
Oz and the double dragon menace. Oz got his second thrift store dragon today and he seems pretty happy about it, pairing it with the first dragon and awaiting the third. I got the dragons--all brand new and in their packages--a couple of weeks ago and am se...

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Roanoke College Poll: Half Disapprove of Trump
The New Roanoke College Poll of Virginia residents' political opinions is out and there isn't much in it that surprises me. Mostly, people don't like Donald Trump, don't much trust the government, have utter disdain for congress and either trust or don't tr...

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Carwash Monday (on Feb. 20)
Washing Daisy's nose. At 12:45 p.m. today, I was home from working, it was 70 degrees, the sun was shining, Daisy was dirty, the garden hose winked at me and I got busy. Daisy got a bath at a carwash just last week, but I couldn't resist washing her again o...

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King's Last Hours in Play at MMT
Mill Mountain Theatre is once again throwing us an unexpectedly fat fastball that we can swat out of the park. The region's premier professional live theater opens its 2017 season Feb. 24 and 25 on the Waldron Stage with a limited engagement of The Mountain...

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April in February Atop the Cove
The cove sprawls out at the bottom of the mountain. This is the ridge above. Taking a water break on top. "Perfect" doesn't quite do justice to the air on the hilltop overlooking Carvins Cove at noon today. It was better than that. Seventy degrees, five-mph...

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Goodnight Moon: Continued
Hollins University graduate Margaret Wise Brown's 1944 children's book classic Goodnight Moon is getting an update/facelift. A new book, Good Day, Good Night , written in 1950 and put on a shelf after her death two years later, is on the verge of publicatio...
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