Thunderstorms

It’s an August Tuesday afternoon, and I’m at work. It’s not yet 4pm but it’s nighttime-dark outside, thanks to a thunderstorm that’s passing through the DC area. My office is on the 15th floor of a high-rise in downtown Bethesda, MD, and whenever dramatic weather comes through, I can see it from my perch high … Continue reading Thunderstorms

A Charlie Brown Christmas

This right here is my favorite thing. I've probably listened to the whole album ten times since Thanksgiving. It would be great holiday jazz even if it didn't make me think of the Christmas special. There are so many good clips from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" but the one I love the most is this: … Continue reading A Charlie Brown Christmas

Flashback Friday: Second Grade

I found four elementary school class photos in a box of stuff this week.  The one above was second grade in the paleolithic era 1974-75.  The teacher, Miss Numer, recently retired from 40 years teaching second graders in our school district. Sadly, Miss Numer died from cancer a few weeks ago. The online guestbook from … Continue reading Flashback Friday: Second Grade