Bird Songs 2017, Honoring Pete McKellar III.

Three weeks ago, Jim and I were invited to attend a special honorarium for our friend’s dad.  The event was held at the avian conservatory, Center for Birds of Prey, and was sponsored by our dear friend Peter McKellar of Harbor Contracting, in honor of his dad,...

Pimm

This is a story of thoughtfulness, mindfulness, growth, near-destruction, and perseverance. This is the story of Pimm. It was early summer 2016 and I made a random post on Facebook asking where I could purchase a tree that normally grows in the wild: a mimosa tree....

Jug o’sunshine: Switchel

File this one under “Potions” or “Concoctions.”  Maybe even “Mixology.” I’m looking to change things up a bit in my daily habits.  At the top of my list is drinking more water and staying hydrated in every area of life....

22 Years Ago: A Birth Story

February 10, 1995, we were living, working, and going to school in Baltimore, Maryland. It was my last day at work before beginning maternity leave with child #2. We didn’t find out gender with either of our sons in utero, so we had the fun and mystery awaiting us:...

My First Without Her

I turned fifty last week, a milestone for most women, as is any decade birthday, and I’ve basically been celebrating all month long.  But I crashed last Friday when my thoughts turned to the fact that this was the first birthday I had without my mother.  I have...

Project Fifty: Samantha

Samantha Elliott.  Stellar then, stellar now.  Sam is one of my classmates whom I’ve known since grade school.  She was always a top-notch student; her name was called at each and every awards ceremony.  She was a musician in our school bands, and she was in...

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