I've had the privilege of hearing Robert K. Krick speak on several occasions - most recently at the Stephen Dill Lee Institute in Northern Virginia in 2007 (pictured here). He's a great speaker and a funny man. I recently paid a visit to his website and read this rather humorous comment:
"He is a well-known speaker and tour guide, ersatz Virginian, mentor to a generation of fine historians, and preservationist. His world is populated by both Krickophiles and ardent Krickophobes. Based on the last census, there are more of the former. The latter includes mostly academics and bureaucrats." (Emphasis mine. I can relate.)
Of course, you gotta love a fella that names one of his sons, Robert Edward Lee Krick.