The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

I HAVE STARTED THREE BLOG POSTS since my last one, and all of them have gone stale in my drafts folder. Yet, the urge to write does strike me occasionally, and this week it smacked me upside the head as if to say, here's your next post. A year ago this month, I was dealing … Continue reading The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree

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

Deck the halls, now make it disappear

MAYBE IT'S JUST ME, but lately, I get as excited to undecorate after Christmas as I am to decorate right after Thanksgiving. Oh, there have been years where I could barely stand the thought of dragging the "big Santas" up from the storage room, but once I unbox them, I'm always happy I did. And … Continue reading Deck the halls, now make it disappear