Ducks!

Last Sunday morning I returned to Dean & Deluca after a fairly lengthy hiatus. No particular reason for the hiatus, other than past Sundays being too hot or too rainy. This Sunday was a heavily overcast day that still threatens to rain, but I braved it anyway. I was a …

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Fireworks

I’ve lived in DC for several years now. One thing I haven’t done in those years is to watch the fireworks on July 4 from the Mall. Sure, I’ve seen the fireworks before. My first year here I went to Arlington, VA to watch the fireworks (and other shows in …

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Discovery

Like so many other kids, growing up one of the many things I wanted to be was an astronaut. I was fascinated by the planets (Venus and Saturn were my favorites), and by the stars and those amazing photos of Earth from space. I used to read our archived National …

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Kite Festival

I remember that it was so much fun flying kites when I was younger. Of course back then kite flying was essentially in our front yards or maybe down at a nearby park. I can’t remember why it was so much fun. After all, one is simply standing there holding …

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