Monthly Archives: March 2013

Appeal Denied

We got a full day to ourselves here in Maryland. It was a relief to have some time with just “us” doing homey, family things. Cooking, cleaning, laundry. You know, the things you don’t usually get to do on a … Continue reading

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The Shenandoah Valley

My children woke up before the sun to see a couple inches of snow on the ground and more falling. I rolled over in bed and drifted off to sleep to the sound of their giggles, tramplings and insistence at … Continue reading

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The Warrior Complex

I have a couple days to catch up on and will write those in the morning. But in the meantime, this is on my brain. We’ve landed in Maryland. At my aunt and uncle’s home. It’s a gorgeous home. Three … Continue reading

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Life on the Farm

The warmth of spicy watercress pricked at my tongue as we plodded through mud and hay between rows and rows of culinary herbs, tomatoes, peppers, lettuces, micro-greens, edible flowers and citrus. The greenhouses fogged up my glasses. My son jumped … Continue reading

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The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

This morning we took our time getting up and packing, reluctant to leave our hostess in Richmond. At least we only had to brave the car for an hour and a half. We were in for a treat. My cousin … Continue reading

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The Capitol of the Confederacy

We awoke late and had a lazy morning of eggs our hostess in East Bend sent us from her own chickens. I did a little work and then our hostess here in Richmond took us to her brother’s pizzeria. Delightful … Continue reading

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Liberty in Virginia

We didn’t want to leave East Bend. It was very hard to say goodbye. Even the countryside looked less warm as we drove away. We headed north along the mountains to Lynchburg, Virginia. Ok, I have to stop here for … Continue reading

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