Exactly six years ago to the day, there was a freezing spell overnight. It rained over fallen snow, then it quickly froze, encapsulating plants in a sheath of ice. This sort of thing is dangerous for trees, because it makes their branches so heavy that it can split them apart. Back in college, in Vermont, … Continue reading A freezing spell
We're expecting a baby! 🙂 Ligia's three months into her pregnancy and we're soon going to be parents! We don't know and we don't want to know whether it's a boy or a girl (I want a girl) until the birth. Two more tidbits: we're raw foodists, which means the baby is going to be … Continue reading Big news at home!
One winter day, as I finished work late in the evening, about eight o'clock, I went out to the parking lot and saw my MINI looking this: I hadn't expected that. It had rained earlier in the day, particularly during lunch and it had continued to drizzle through the afternoon. The evening had brought a … Continue reading The day our MINI froze over
In a couple of days we commemorate 67 years from the official end date of World War II (2 September 1945). To date (thank goodness) it remains the biggest conflict in the history of mankind, involving 100 million military personnel and resulting in 50-70 million fatalities. Let us do all we can to ensure these … Continue reading At the WWII Memorial in DC
Earlier this month (on August 7th to be exact), my website turned 12. Yes, I've been writing and publishing online since 2000! I also got two unexpected gifts around the anniversary date. One of my articles got featured on the home page of WordPress.com (in the Freshly Pressed section). It was the second time I … Continue reading It’s my website’s 12th anniversary
In just a couple of years, we'll be coming up on the 100th commemoration of the start of World War I. Whether you think of the 28th of June, 1914 or the 28th of July of that same year as its start, it was a war that left an indellible mark on Europe and on … Continue reading At the WWI Memorial in DC
Sure, the Cherry Blossoms Festival draws big crowds in DC, but the cherry blossoms that really get me going are the ones in our very own garden! We have a truly wonderful cherry tree that grows next to our house. It makes the juiciest and most delicious cherries ever, and it makes so many of … Continue reading Our very own cherry blossoms