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Side project

A little digging, and we have one temporarily freed fire hydrant.

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On deck: 15

Some gifts, some post-holiday purchases, Cheryl Strayed via book swap meet, Anne Enright via the freebie ARC shelf at work. Echenoz in French, with backup translation—maybe this year?

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Dear employer/

charity I work for-contribute to/conference organizer, Please don’t send me another tote bag. I’m good. Thanks! /s/David

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Unboxing

Why, yes, I was a child in the 1960s, why do you ask?

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Quick trip

A couple of quick snaps from a short trip to Boston for training and meetings, with a visit to our Digital Services unit. Tasty breakfast at Sorella’s in Jamaica Plain. The building for NPR Digital Services, in the old warehouse … Continue reading

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Opting out

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.

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Happy homeowner dance

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

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Road trip 2015

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

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Park View

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

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VNPS 2015: Madison Run

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

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VNPS 2015: George Washington National Forest

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

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A mystery: 8

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

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Shipped

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

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Paris, 1922-1939

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

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Wilds of South Jersey

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

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