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Miracle on A Street NE

There is a neighborhood in Washington DC which I nicknamed “The Miracle on A Street NE” in homage to the 20th Century Fox film called “A Miracle on 34th Street.” We all yearn to be part of those magical…

Adventure Reflections

National Arboretum in Winter

Wild, woody and wonderous is the best way to describe the U.S. National Arboretum in winter. Spanning 446 acres, it is operated by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. It will turn 100 years old in…

Animals Pet-Centric Reflections

Puppy’s First Snow Day

On January 3, I looked out my balcony at 6 am to discover snow flurries falling in Washington DC. I couldn’t believe it. I fell asleep dreaming of snow. I woke up ready to make a snow angel. My…

Adventure Reflections U.S.

Remembering Holiday Illuminations

Recalling holiday illuminations which I saw as a young child is a favorite place for me to wander in my mind. Who didn’t love being piled into a station wagon near Christmas Eve to go admire the holiday illuminations?…

Reflections

Croatia Memories

Croatia memories. People. Strangers. Fleeting moments. Travel seems to compress life yet also rearrange it in our memories.  I take a ridiculous amount of photos on my iPhone when I travel because I know only one photo in five…

Reflections Washington DC

Amanda Gorman mural

The brand new Amanda Gorman mural—located on the side of a townhouse in an alley off 17th Street between Q and Corcoran Street in Washington, DC—is a sunbeam. The entire side of the brick building is painted yellow. The…

Reflections

“Earth’s The Right Place For Love”

One year after the shutdown began in March 2020: I think about the craziest things when I take my daily long walks but I think earth’s the right place for love. Honesty, I am filled with this sentiment as…