Good Morning, RVA: Sunny, hot, then not

Time, and weather, has become a loop.

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Good morning, RVA! It’s already 74 °F, and it’s only gonna get hotter and grosser as the day wears on. Highs in the low-90s, with heat indexes in the low-100s, make me want to stay inside or catch a movie. As per the rest of this past week, expect storms near the end of the day.

Water cooler

Starting today and continuing through the middle of August, Richmond becomes a Where’s Waldo of professional football players as Washington’s training camp opens for business. Yesterday I made a chart about some of the training camp costs, and, turns out, the team made their own, substantially more hilarious, chart! Check the official site for all the details and info you could ever need.

It’s an unpopular thing, I imagine, for a public servant to advocate for raising their own salary. Council President Michelle Mosby wants to do just that, which…maybe seems like a great idea? Councilfolk make $25,000 annually, about half as much as their counterparts in Henrico. It seems like most members would either be forced to work an additional job or find a giant pile of cash to live off of while governing. Neither of these seems like an especially awesome option for the people in charge of running our city. Katy Burnell Evans has all of the details (which are even more austere for School Board members!).

How do you live to be 107? Don’t drink, don’t smoke, don’t get married. Mark Holmberg reports!

Yesterday, Susan Howson wrote this great piece on the intersection of technology, domestic violence, and what the former can do about the latter.

Earlier in July, Samuel DuBose was shot to death in Cincinnati by a police officer during a minor traffic stop. The police officer, Ray Tensing, has been indicted on a murder charge.


  • Squirrels return home after being swept by Altoona. They face Binghamton tonight at 7:05 PM.
  • Nats buzzed the Marlins, 7-2! That series wraps up today at 12:10 PM.

This morning’s longread

Scott Adams: How to Be Successful

To put it bluntly, goals are for losers. That’s literally true most of the time. For example, if your goal is to lose 10 pounds, you will spend every moment until you reach the goal–if you reach it at all–feeling as if you were short of your goal. In other words, goal-oriented people exist in a state of nearly continuous failure that they hope will be temporary.

If you achieve your goal, you celebrate and feel terrific, but only until you realize that you just lost the thing that gave you purpose and direction. Your options are to feel empty and useless, perhaps enjoying the spoils of your success until they bore you, or to set new goals and re-enter the cycle of permanent presuccess failure.

Instead, he says, work on improving systems that create success. Whoa, I cannot stop thinking about this article!

This morning’s Instagram

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