Category Archives: Landscape

Turkey Run Park

I did a walkabout in Turkey Run Park this morning. I’d never been to the park but was interested because it’s right on the Virginia shore of the Potomac, just slightly away from the CIA HQ complex. The morning was drizzly and dank which was perfect for the deep woods we found ourselves wandering through….

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Postcard from the Edge – Healthcare

Of course, my opinion is like whistling in the wind but my previously ambivalent attitude about health care has changed. My opinion changed in part because of the intense debate that’s been going on in America for years and in part because of a book I read some months ago. My research, my reading, my…

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Amy Krouse Rosenthal :(

Yesterday, Amy Krouse Rosenthal died…ovarian cancer killed her. Many, probably most of you, haven’t heard of Amy but perhaps you’ve read some of her stuff such as “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life,” or one of her many children’s books like “Duck! Rabbit!” or maybe you’ve seen one of her short movies, or one of her TED…

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Is Winter Really Over?

A few weeks ago we had a light dusting which caused a “two hour delay” in school openings. And then…well, then we were having days in the 50s, 60s, and even the 70s. The forecast for the next few days is calling for more flurries which may kill all the cherry blossoms that have started…

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And then…

It’s the third Day of Christmas and I am looking all over the house for three French hens. (I am not sure if you capitalize the word “French” when you are linking the word to a bird.) Sigh… All of  “waiting” is over and now we are celebrating these 12 days of Christmas. The low…

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