Monthly Archives: April 2010

Spring is Springing

Filed under: Because I Didn’t Live Here Last Year. My neighborhood is full of azaleas.  I grew up with a front yard (and a couple of grandmothers’ front yards) full of azaleas, and I love them.  I moved into my … Continue reading

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Does Facebook encourage dialogue?

I ask this because of an exchange I had on Facebook recently.  An old friend of mine posted the following note to her page: “Friend, you cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. And … Continue reading

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Eat Local [sic]

I’ve been reading Barbara Kingsolver’s 2007 book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. In it, she tells the story of a family trip they took during their year of living (and eating) off the land.  I think in part she includes this story … Continue reading

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tree i.d.

Hello springtime!  I didn’t live in my current apartment this time last year, so I was not around to see the beautiful purpley-pink buds blooming on the trees in front of my house. They’ve been in bloom since last week, … Continue reading

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A Study in Trees

An arborist I am not.  But I do love trees, so I was quite taken with this tree at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden on the Mall downtown.  I snapped these pictures one morning in early March when … Continue reading

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Costa Rica photos

Even though it’s about the writing [stupid], I realized that the main reason I haven’t posted anything about Costa Rica is because of the writing. Apparently I’ve been  hung up on the narrative — meaning, I’m too lazy to write … Continue reading

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