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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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See Like a Bee

For my birthday this year, Dave bought a ticket for me to visit the Monet Experience in the District. I’d thoroughly enjoyed the Van Gogh Experience in Munich the year before. However, I prefer Monet’s works and was excited to go. Everyone has their personal preferences in terms of art, and Dave is not a

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Sharing the Love

Today is February 14th, Valentine’s Day, and I wondered about the origin of this day that celebrates love and romance. I remember, as a child, we decorated shoe boxes at school and bought boxes of small Valentine’s cards to put inside. Everyone received a card from everyone else. And I remember those little candy hearts

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