Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pikes Peak

While visiting family in Monument we had a little time for sight seeing, so J, his dad and I drove the Pikes Peak Highway to the summit of Pikes Peak. At 14,115 ft, Pikes Peak is the 31st tallest peak … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: 2012 In Review

I haven’t done a retrospective since 2009, but was beginning to think about a 2012 redux when, lo and behold, this week’s weekly photo challenge is all about celebrating 2012 in pictures. So here’s a photographic tribute to two thousand … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Surprise!

Rudolph peeking in my office window this morning. Or maybe it’s Prancer?! This post was inspired by this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge and the timely arrival of this curious deer. Tweet

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A Long Emergency

“I always wake with sentences pouring into my head. So getting to my desk every day feels like a long emergency. It’s a funny thing: people often ask how I discipline myself to write. I can’t begin to understand the … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls

2012 Edition. Amazingly, it’s our fourth Christmas in this cozy Glover Park apartment, and here’s this year’s recipe for decking these DC halls. Step 1: Buzz Step 2: Anticipation Step 3: Tree Step 4: Lights & Bad Hair Step 5: … Continue reading

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Books of the Year: There’s A Lot to Read

It’s that time of year: everyone’s starting to put out their best-of lists for 2012. Here are a few: Here’s the top ten from DC’s local independent bookseller, Politics & Prose. Here’s a twist, from Slate: the top twenty books … Continue reading

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Dupont Morning

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Québec Ville

A few final photos from our time in Québec City, including a New Header: Runner up: Where we stayed: Hôtel du Vieux Québec (recommend highly): And a few more … One of my favorites:

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This is the everyday we spoke of

“What the Living Do” by Marie Howe Johnny, the kitchen sink has been clogged for days, some utensil probably fell down there. And the Drano won’t work but smells dangerous, and the crusty dishes have piled up waiting for the … Continue reading

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