Excerpt of Playing with Dynamite: A Memoir, by Sharon HarriganBy Sharon Harrigan
October 01, 2017
It was All Saints’ Day. A perfect time to visit our local legend, Thomas Jefferson.
People talk about Jefferson in Charlottesville, anchored by the university he founded, as if he were alive. “Jefferson would want us to build the road around the park, not through it.” “Jefferson would not let high-rises obscure the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains.” Instead of “What would Jesus do?” people ask, “What would Jefferson do?”