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  • Hollywood On the Hill

    I couldn’t pick a Senator out of a line-up, but I could spot Julia Roberts’ niece in a crowded Chipotle. What can I say—I’m a bad Washingtonian.  I’ve never been a particularly politically minded person, spending more time reading People than learning about the people who represent us. Part of that comes from feeling like much of what happens in Washington is far above my realm of understanding...
  • On Your Mark, Get Set... SUMMER!

    Summer is a coming… in some places around the country it seems as if it’s already here. The maintenance staff is already busy away the ice melt and snow shovels and getting ready for the summer rush. Handling the busy summer months can be viewed in the same light as painting; the most important part of the job is preparation. Let’s look at some ideas that can prepare the property for the...
  • Where the Wild Things Are

    Every year my friends and I hike in at least one new National Park. It’s a real nightmare for my mother, who imagines the various ways in which I’ll be mauled by an animal and doesn’t want to “know anything about the trip.” To be fair, we’ve had a few close calls. In Yellowstone we turned the corner on a trail and were greeted by a bison. If you’ve never seen one directly in your walking path,...
  • Je Ne Understand

    I went to Europe last summer for the first time since I studied abroad nine years ago. In those nine years, I lost all foreign language competency.  This became apparent as soon as I picked up our rental car and began driving on the German autobahn, which essentially is a lawless free-for-all sprinkled here and there with speed limits.  Unfortunately, I did not crack open a guide book ahead of...

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