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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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Arm of the Seine near Giverny in the Fog

Claude Monet Arm of the Seine near Giverny in the Fog (Bras de Seine près de Giverny, brouillard), 1897 Oil on canvas 36 1/2 x 35 inches At the Kreeger Museum, 2401 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007. Photo © … Continue reading

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