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Category Archives: Washington life
Sidewalks – they’re not the friendliest of places around Washington. I once fell face down on the sidewalk when kicking a raised section near OPM. I wasn’t badly hurt, but that people actually walked around me without helping angered me … Continue reading
It’s the busy time of tour season when endless buses of school children clog the monuments while adult visitors wonder what’s all the chaos? When people ask me what tour guiding is like, the past week is my perfect example. … Continue reading
Friday morning was the last frigid one until next fall and the cherry blossoms have survived. Big bloom should be late Saturday or Sunday. It won’t be the usual eye-popping show with reportedly 50 percent of blooms ruined by recent … Continue reading
An old stump is all that’s left of one of the older trees ever around Washington. The Lincoln Oak, named for president Abraham Lincoln meeting under its expansive branches with local military leaders during the Civil War, was destroyed by … Continue reading
We take the Potomac River for granted as it passes often passively by Washington. But far north of the city lies Great Falls National Park where the water drops quickly and sometimes deadly. I went there once as a young … Continue reading
Sometimes you learn things from the craziest places, but one of my favorites is the Sunday comics. Flashbacks by Patrick M. Reynolds explains how traditions, names and general lore so simply anyone can learn. Which brings me to my favorite … Continue reading