By Garland Pollard

Images From Israel

Here, one of my images from the Holy Land. Visit my blog at to see other images from the place where Jesus lives.

Essay: Reflections on Luke 2 1:14

Published December 22, 2004 in St. Andrew’s Church, Richmond, Advent Bulletin In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. Luke 2:1-14 Thus starts one of my favorite passages from the New Testament. I love the […]


Broad Street Richmond

News: Richmond’s Plan to Raze Broad Street

From the Corridor Real Estate Journal, Washington, D.C. RICHMOND – Richmond’s City Council took the first official step to beginning the $322 million Grace Park Center downtown revitalization project by approving a Broad Street redevelopment district that would allow for eminent domain. Jack Berry, executive director of Richmond Renaissance, the downtown development agency which put […]

Feature: Richmond’s Rockett’s Landing

Behind the secretive plans to turn Richmond’s old dock into a gold mine. Inside Business, Monday January 22, 2001 Mention Rocketts’ Landing to anyone with financial ties to the Richmond riverfront and chances are you’ll receive a steely response. To date, investors and developers have treated the Rocketts’ Landing development project more like the famous […]


In Support of On Street Parking

Most mornings, as I pull into an on-street parking space on 19th Street in Shockoe Bottom, I think about diagonal parking. Why, you ask? Am I that much of a bore? My office is at 19th and East Franklin. The street where I park is one way, with diagonal parking on one side and parallel […]

Blog & Observations

An Appreciation for Jerry Weintraub

There is so much to appreciate about the late Jerry Weintraub, who died Monday at age 77. He had many careers, including Elvis Presley manager and producer of many great movie franchises including The Karate Kid and Oceans Eleven. He was the quintessential old-school movie producer; Jewish, born in Brooklyn and Bronx, work for a […]


Fighting for Our Institutions & Preventing the Next Sweet Briar

The effort to save Sweet Briar College succeeded; it has been a wake up that a well-funded, well-respected and well-financed historic college could be taken to the brink by a greedy, incompetent board. No one thought anyone would have the gumption to do such a thing, and almost pull it off. Certainly people can be incompetent, […]


Bet on Cumulus Radio? Seeking Alpha Pro Article

This May, covered the future of Cumulus, the ailing radio company that owns some of the greatest stations in the U.S., and controls all the great legacy assets of network radio. ATLANTA – Back in the 1970s, there was a Chuck Barris produced TV program called The $1.98 Beauty Show. Barris, of The Gong Show, […]



Duck-In Memories

VIRGINIA BEACH – Keeping the memory alive of my grandparents and uncle’s restaurant, Duck-In, continues to be lots of fun. The restaurant, founded in 1952, was located on Route 60 at the entrance to the Lynnhaven River. It was a roadside bait shack, but my grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. W.R. Miller, turned it into a […]

The Clarkson family at Little Switzerland, North Carolina.

Little Switzerland Celebrates Centennial

I just found out about the centennial of Little Switzerland, the mountain resort town in North Carolina that is celebrating its 100th anniversary this summer. It was founded by my great-grandfather, Supreme Court Justice Heriot Clarkson, and fellow investors as a summertime resort. I had this photo of the summer congregation of the Church of […]