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Juarez points the way

My first thought was “Oh great, another person telling me which way to go.” But as I sat at a red light near the Watergate I realized here was another of the Latin American liberators. Former Mexican President Benito Juarez … Continue reading

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Who’s the boss? Why ‘Boss’ Shepherd, of course

George Washington may be the father of our country and namesake for the our town, but Alexander Robey Shepherd, better known as “Boss Shepherd,” is considered “The Father of Modern Washington.” Shepherd actually stopped an 1870s movement to relocate the … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

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Cherry Blossoms 2020

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Please don’t see the cherry blossoms

It is a great year for the cherry blossoms. Nice and early as winter that was actually very nice now gives way to spring. More than 1.5 million people annually visit the Tidal Basin area to see the 3,000 trees … Continue reading

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Big bloom coming March 27?

National Park Service forecasters say the cherry blossom peak bloom will be March 27-30. I dunno. Something in me says it will be a week earlier. I’ve lived here nearly 60 years as a native so I know local weather. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Freedom Plaza

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Save George Washington, get a statue – Casimir Pulaski

Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski was a Polish count who came to America to fight for freedom. He once saved George Washington’s life, but is best known for teaching American troops the discipline needed to fight the mighty British troops. Pulaski … Continue reading

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Slow down to see Woodrow Wilson medallion

Not often is a memorial meant to be seen at 60 miles per hour. In fact, I went by it for 52 years before discovering it’s not a dime. The Woodrow Wilson Bridge connecting Maryland and Virginia is named after … Continue reading

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Where Bex eagles soar

John “Black Jack” Pershing Park has it all. A statue of the famed World War I general. A waterfall not seen from the street that gives it a hidden oasis feel. And, an American eagle statue on the corner of … Continue reading

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Southern Maryland is wine country

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Slave cemetery in Southern Maryland

One of my other pursuits is writing about the emerging wine industry of Southern Maryland. It’s less a decade old and already produced a dozen wineries with more coming. I visited Long Looked For Come At Last Farm in Mechanicsville, … Continue reading

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Slave cemetery in Southern Maryland

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Jefferson Memorial to get cleaning

Notice the white stripe on the Jefferson Memorial’s dome? It’s just the start. The U.S. Park Service awarded an $8.75 million contract to clean the marble of a biofilm, repair stone and replace the roof by May 2020. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading

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Say hello and goodbye to blossoms

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Cherry blossom time

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Cherry blossoms arrive

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Cherry blossoms blooming

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Cherry blossom big bloom

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Best photo locations for cherry blossoms

The time of day you’re photographing cherry blossoms determines the best place to photograph them. Many serious photographers arrive at dawn to avoid crowds and get that sunrise shot. The best spot is along the Tidal Basin by 15th St. … Continue reading

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