- Doing the happy dance: WATCH assignments are complete for the year.
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On our way back from Martinsburg, a quick loop stroll to Hog Rock in Catoctin Mountain Park. Leta is collecting bits of bark for some indeterminate future project.
I am taking a moment to enjoy my new windows (right). No more cracked-glass, peeling paint windows (left) that don’t open, don’t close, and don’t seal out the cold air and dust. And the scary kitchen window with the busted … Continue reading
Leta and I patched together a road trip of several places that we’d never visited before. Much driving, many quick stops, unmanaged time zone changes, and an emergency trip to the phone repair shop, but a good trip nonetheless. In … Continue reading
One of the highlights of Kent Boese’s walking tour of the Park View neighborhood was the fancy architectural detailing on the 10th Precinct Police Station. The building was built in 1901; the architects were A. B. Mullet & Co. I … Continue reading
For Sunday, a short and sweet stroll along the Madison Run Fire Road at the foot of the Blue Ridge. Saturday’s rains freshened the green stuff everywhere. The fire road follows the run up into the park; at this time … Continue reading
Lynn Cameron led a (slightly damp) walk on two Augusta County trails in the George Washington National Forest for my first day of field trips with Virginia Native Plant Society. Tom Wieboldt, Curator of Vascular Plants at Virginia Tech’s Massey … Continue reading
A couple of orb weaver spiders have taken up residence in webs strung across my back door. This one is a bit longer than a centimeter from head to abdomen; the other is significantly smaller, but its markings are similar. … Continue reading
Learning Ally staff posted on the bulletin board the log sheets for several books that our team of transcribers had recently completed. Sometimes it’s nice to get a little attaboy. I worked on at least one of these titles. The … Continue reading
I am one of the newest members of Conrad Bakker’s Untitled Project: Robert Smithson Library and Book Club. My copy of the Wake is the 14th printing (June 1973) of the Viking Compass edition of 1959. As you can see, … Continue reading
Mark Garland led two days of field trips to various off-the-map locations in southern New Jersey. Monday we spent at three spots in the Pine Barrens (dressed up by the marketing people as the Pinelands, these days). From one of … Continue reading
Have I ever told you how beautiful this city is? This is a view of the United States Botanic Garden Conservatory building, with the Bartholdi Fountain in the foreground.
Last Sunday at the Park was a work day to install wire fencing as a low-tech, low-impact means of exclosing beavers from some of the larger trees just above the new berm and water control structure. The idea is not … Continue reading
David Warsh pens a good piece, a longish read (with a surprise in it) about the twin careers of America’s best-known economists of the latter third of the 20th century, Paul Samuelson and Milton Friedman. They first overlapped at the … Continue reading
Some great fat volumes in my future. Will Robert Caro even fit in my briefcase?
It turns out that here at NPR, we will edit anything, even a cartoon from The New Yorker. This exchange was posted on the 4th-floor bulletin board by the audio engineers’ mailboxes.