Category Archives: North America

Terrific Toronto

You may have guessed from talking to me that I have been to Toronto a few times this year. I have always liked it there. Now that I am living in Maryland, I like Toronto even more. I like it … Continue reading

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They Let you Feed the Flamingos!

Florida, in midsummer? Are you sure that’s a good idea? Hm. In Maryland we’re already experiencing the worst humidity outside of Indonesia anyway, so why not? How much worse can Florida be? None worse at all; in fact I enjoyed … Continue reading

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I think I see a Pick-in-ick Basket: A Day at Yellowstone National Park

I went to Bozeman for an astronomical conference in early July. Bozeman is a wonderful town, in my opinion. Also, it was nice being in the west again, where all the iced tea is automatically un-sweet and comes with a … Continue reading

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The Page House

A long time ago in 1920, my grandmother’s family lived in the little town of Wenham, Massachusetts. Wenham was a place where wealthy people had summer homes and caretakers, of which my great grandfather was one (caretaker, not a wealthy … Continue reading

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The Cherry Blossoms

One hundred years ago, the mayor of Tokyo gave the District of Columbia over 3000 cherry trees of twelve different cultivars. The first lady, Mrs. Taft, and the wife of the Japanese ambassador, Viscountess Chinda, together planted the initial two … Continue reading

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We’re not in California Anymore: Observations on Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Like every place, Maryland has its ups and downs. What defines the DC Metro Area are a couple of key facts. One: it used to be (and still sort of is) a giant swamp, not too far away from a … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

It’s been a long time since we last left our heroine, driving across the country and hoping to get to Maryland. How has she fared? Did she get there? What’s the place like? Questions abound. It’s late, I know, but … Continue reading

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