How we used to be…. Joseph P. Duggan recalls life at The Richmond Times-Dispatch back in the 1960s. I lived in Richmond between 1963 and 1970, reading the Times-Dispatch faithfully. I even attended Douglas Southhall Freeman High School. I remember reading V. Dabney and James J. Kilpatrick, and relishing the cartoons of Jeff MacNelly. Their America had its flaws. But it was a civilized place where knowledge, reason, and liberty were valued and people’s rights, concerns, and feelings were respected. It believed in its people and in itself. I miss it.