Total Eclipse of the Park

We drove just over 1000 miles round-trip down the eastern seaboard to see the solar eclipse--yes, the total solar eclipse. The total eclipse of the sun. Not the Total Eclipse of the Heart. In our case, it was actually the Total Eclipse of the Park. In casual conversation about a month ago, someone mentioned their... Continue Reading →

Let’s Play “Get to Know You”

Greetings friends! I have never really done a "Who am I?" blog. If you already read and follow my blog, thank you; you are awesome! And if you have read things I have written, then you might already have a sense of what is important to me. I live in the Washington DC area, with... Continue Reading →

If You Really Want to Appreciate Some Place, Leave

Yesterday on the Fourth of July in the United States we celebrated Independence Day from England back in 1776, when the colonies declared independence (then had to fight for seven years to make it so). There have been funny celebratory remarks on social media celebrating the day, such as "Happy Treason Day" or "The Original... Continue Reading →

Celebrating the Sun, Our Favorite Star

Today in the northern hemisphere June 21, 2017 at 12:34 am marks the summer solstice, the longest day of sunlight. (And my parents' anniversary!) It is a day that has always been recognized by humans living on this earth, who more closely observed the sun and marked its patterns than we do in our times... Continue Reading →

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