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George Edward Pickett: Is Fort Pickett a good idea?

Fort Pickett was established in 1942 as Camp Pickett. It has been in more or less continuous use since then. It was initially home to the 79th Infantry Division but has served many purposes and army units since then. It is currently used by Virginia National Guard and Air Guard units.

Take a pledge to reduce racial polarization

I am asking each of you to take a pledge to reduce racial polarization. I believe that this or something very similar is the only way to begin to address the issues that have become so apparent to the white majority in the past three months.

What I have learned during the pandemic – Part 2

This is the second of two posts on what I learned during the pandemic. You can read about the first five in Part 1 of this blog post. 6.Racism continues to be a central issue for America In 1903 W. E. B.

What I have learned during the pandemic – Part 1

In the over three months that I have restricted my life because of the pandemic, I have learned a lot about myself and others. Here are the first five things I learned. There are another six in Part 2 of this blog. 1.The clown car national administration is incapable of keeping us safe.

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On Pilgrimage With Bill

This is a blog for my thoughts about religion.  Sometimes I share my reflections on the Old and New Testaments through the daily lectionary readings.  Other times I share reflections on theological issues and the role of religion in our lives.  Currently, I am trying to come to an honest understanding of my own religious convictions. Click here to view the complete blog and use the email link to sign up for notices of new postings.  The following is the most recent posting.

What keeps me from listening to the Divine One? Expanded and revised

If the Divine One is in everything and in every event, how is it that I don't experience that? How is it that I don't hear or even listen? Can it be that I am not present to the reality around me, the reality within which I live and move?


I began recording my blog posts and made them available on several platforms including Spotify and Apple Podcasts.  Just go to wherever you get yours and search for “The World According to Bill Pickett” and subscribe.  You can click here to see nine platforms currently carrying my podcasts.  Click below to listen to the most recent podcasts.

Our Trip Blogs

We travel quite a bit both for vacations and to visit our far-flung family.  When we do, I publish blogs about our adventures and some of the interesting places and people we encounter.  The following is my latest offering.  You can click here to see all the blogs over the past several years.

Orlando again: Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Seaworld and more friends

Our final week in Florida was back in Orlando. We had originally planned another two weeks there visiting family and friends in Naples, Fort Myers, Sarasota, Jacksonville, and Greenville SC as we made our way back home. But it seemed better to get back home so Marilyn could be spending time with her 102-year-old mother.

Miami, Wynwood, Coral Gables and Little Havana

After two weeks in North Miami Beach, we packed up the car and headed for four days at the Aloft Hotel in Coral Gables, just off the Miracle Mile. It was a rainy Saturday morning and we decided to stop by the Wynwood Distric t to see what was happening.