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Riding the Rails

Today is Father’s Day, and Dave’s gift will be the same thing he got for Christmas: a ride on a steam train. He loves trains, and this time, I chose a different route. For the previous trip, we had a lovely ride through the mountains of western North Carolina on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

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Let’s Get Dirty

April is Maryland Archaeology Month. On Saturday, I joined the local archaeological group, providing activities for children to learn how we can study the past by examining the items people left behind. Most of them asked, “Like their trash?” I suppose that is one way of looking at it. Archaeological digs can be found throughout

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Chasing Shadows

This past week, a large swath of the U.S. saw a total eclipse. While it was tempting to go, the timing just wasn’t right for us to travel. I watched the near-total eclipse from the NASA Space Center at Wallops Island in August 2017. Though we were at 82% coverage, I remember the dimness as

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Better Together

Today is March 8th, International Women’s Day during Women’s History Month, and I am attending The Women in Publishing Summit. So, what else is there to write about for this week? I’m even stealing the theme of the Summit, Better Together, for this article, as it seems appropriate. International Women’s Day began in New York

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