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So often, during his twelve years of life, Quincy would hop onto my luggage when I was packing for a business trip and try to stop me from going. It has been two years since he has gone, and though … Continue reading

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Splashin’ around in Old Town

Over the past couple of months I’ve been sadly negligent in writing posts about our walking and hiking outings — the last post was last September, about plans for a hike to a pair of historic plantations in Maryland. But … Continue reading

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The second week

Last week was the second week into the six more weeks of winter Punxsutawney Phil predicted we will have to slog through back on February 1st, and I hope it doesn’t get any worse than this. Folks living up in … Continue reading

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A brief reprieve

Consulting the weather forecast is always a good idea when planning hikes (or any outdoor activities), but especially during the winter season. Even then, you just never know what you’re going to get. A couple of weekends ago we were … Continue reading

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Blue skies and the perils of hiking backwards

We closed out last year with a visit to National Harbor, Maryland, a 6-mile hike across Wilson Bridge and back from Jones Point Park in Virginia. The sunny skies’ brilliant blue, reflected in the glassy calm of the Potomac River, … Continue reading

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Meetup Becomes A Messaging App

There are so many non sequiturs it’s hard to know where to begin. “After first joining a Meetup group, you may not immediately feel comfortable exchanging your contact information with fellow members.” Maybe so, but you didn’t have to. Meetup … Continue reading

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On love and happiness

The other day I was thinking of this couplet: O wad some Power the giftie gie us To see oursels as ithers see us! Of course, there are multiple interpretations, and Robert Burns used the lines to close with a … Continue reading

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