Thursday, April 7, 2016
The trunk of my car functions as a combination storage unit / Dumpster. Still, nothing could prepare me for last week, when I was searching for a pair of heels and pulled out a tote bag from my best friend’s wedding in October. Pawing around in the bag for my shoes, my hand closed around something I didn’t initially recognize.
It was an apple.
“Was” being the key word, because this thing I was...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
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...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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...
Thursday, March 24, 2016
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,...