Good Morning, RVA: Wet Wednesday

Wet weather comes to wash over your Wednesday.

Photo by: ladyrene

Good morning, RVA! It’s 74 °F, and that’s about as warm as it’s going to get today. Heavy rain will slooooowly make its way toward us and should arrive sometime this afternoon–you might could even expect some severe weather. If you simply must drive about during a torrential downpour, please be careful.

Water cooler

The RTD issued a Freedom of Information Act request to the City for emails related to former CAO Byron Marshall’s sudden departure–and came up with…not much. Looks like the new information confirms that his sudden departure was, in fact, sudden.

Bart Hinkle has a good editorial in today’s RTD about the tax and cash incentives given to Stone Brewing Co. to lure them to Richmond. He says, “The special favors conferred upon Stone must make central Virginia’s longtime craft brewers gag.” I’m sure local brewers are stoked for Stone’s arrival, the oppourtunity for collaborations, and the sure-to-come rising-tide effect. I’m also pretty sure that any one of them would gladly accept $5 million from the Governor’s Opportunity Fund were it offered.

The patient who doctors at VCU Medical Center were pretty sure did not have Ebola, turned out to not have Ebola. After reading reports from Dallas that sound exactly like the opening scenes from a horror movie, I’m pretty impressed with how this non-situation was handled by the folks at Crossover Ministries and VCU Medical Center.

Remember the short shorts protest at Maggie Walker High School from last week? It looks like it’s inspired the school to reevaluate their dress code.

This exists. #TurnipForWhat

This morning’s longread

What if You Just Hate Making Dinner?

I loved this well-written complaint about how bad it sucks to generate dinner for your family each and every endless night. If you want to dive deeper, read this insane response from a dude who #notallmen’s bearing the burden of dinner.

And worst of all, as the mother-cookbooks make painfully clear, the daily work of feeding children doesn’t fall to the sages. Neither does it, notably, fall to the dads, whom the cookbooks commend for having signature dishes or being grill-masters, but not for punching the clock at breakfast, lunch and dinner. No, cooking belongs, inevitably, to the moms.

This morning’s Instagram

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Ross Catrow

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