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A New Path

A New Path

Dinner on a recent evening was takeout Chinese food enjoyed on the foredeck of Further beneath a sterling twilight. That Annapolis had to endure an honest-to-god tornado a day or two earlier—seriously, the damage the twister left behind was really impressive to these genteel East Coast eyes—was a small price to pay…THAT’S how gorgeous an evening it was. And I hadn’t had American-Chinese food in ages. So as I always do, I ordered WAY too much: a little egg-drop soup…

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An Ounce(?) of Prevention

An Ounce(?) of Prevention

I’ve taken to wearing a mask again whenever I’m inside, despite the fact that I’ve been fully vaccinated since the first day of June. I haven’t been totally diligent about it: I meet a bunch of friends for brunch most Saturdays; I play hockey twice a week; I went to a friend’s birthday party yesterday—and at none of those events do/did I wear a mask. Sidebar: Playing hockey while wearing a mask was BRUTAL. I’m SO glad that’s over. It…

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Time Passages

Time Passages

No, the title to this post does not refer to the classic ‘70s Al Stewart tune (and a mellow classic it is) but rather what I’ve been witnessing in full force this summer. It started in May and June, as spring was giving way to summer, and here in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States we were inundated with the return of the Brood X cicadas. These big-ass, ugly insects emerge every seventeen years and while much was made…

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