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

The tug of history

This past Thursday, I drove 2 1/2 hours north into Central PA, to an old, small, red brick church in the country.  The occasion was the funeral service and burial of my Great Aunt May, and the venue was the church where I was raised, located within view of the farm where I grew up. … Continue reading The tug of history

Reunited (and it feels so good)

Did I mention that I was going to my 20 year college reunion this past weekend? What? I didn't??? I'm sure I must have said something in passing... WELL! So sorry to have kept you waiting for an update. My pal - loyal reader and frequent commenter Randi - and I hopped in the Suburban … Continue reading Reunited (and it feels so good)