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My father was a bit of a pocket philosopher. There wasn’t an occasion or event that couldn’t be summed by a clever quip that he had learned while growing up. Some of these clever quips turned into what appeared to … Continue reading
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As the children were getting a bit older, it was finally time to share some of my own stories at the dinner table. Some of those stories were repetitions of those my father had told me, but some, like the … Continue reading
Karen had grown up in a log cabin at New Germany State Park in Garrett County, Western Maryland where her father was the Park Manager. So she was used to a wide variety of creatures that roamed the woods. Bear, … Continue reading
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When I took the job at AT&T, part of the move was to rent the apartment that was available in a building that Elinor owned. Her mother (Gram) lived on the first floor, her nephew Gary lived on the second … Continue reading
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It’s official, I am going to introduce an ordinance in Prince William County that no one beyond a certain age and of questionable heart activity shall be allowed on their front porch after 11:30 pm. Yes, that’s right, I did … Continue reading
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I would like to think that this is the last of my wildlife stories, but there are always new members of the animal kingdom that wander in from time to time. There is one important difference with this story; it … Continue reading
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I’m beginning to think that perhaps my front porch is not a very good place for me. It is my porch and I like being out there, but … Last night, at 11:30 pm as usual, I was again standing … Continue reading
Last Sunday night I ventured out onto the front porch. It was around 11:30 pm and the waxing crescent moon had already set. Most of our neighbors keep an outside light on during the night so there are always faint … Continue reading
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This summer, as is usually our practice, we put a variety of houseplants out on the front porch to replenish their growth after the long winter indoors. One of those houseplants is a Norfolk Island Pine that we use as … Continue reading
Have you ever just walked around your house and wondered how everything went wrong? Try it. It looks pretty normal doesn’t it? It’s warm inside and cold outside. There doesn’t seem to be a problem here. Why am I doing … Continue reading