Category: The Arts

A DC Travel Guide for People Who Love Art

Washington, District of Columbia, Capital of the United States, home. Call it what you like, but to me Washington DC and the surrounding area is where I was born, and it is where I plan to call home for the rest of my life. I love to travel with the best of them, of course-

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Sunsets on The Marshy Sea

As we start creeping into the Winter I find myself becoming nostalgic for Summer. I suppose that’s how it usually goes, that you appreciate most what you can’t have and don’t fully engage in those same times when you do have them. But as I have the luxury of being able to enjoy reading and

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Rosy Outlook

The world is alive and bright right now. I dread returning to a Winter anything like the last, full of peacoats and runny noses and bodies that just could not get warm in negative degrees regardless of the layers of wool you wore. Eew. But we are not in Winter, not where I live at

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Snow

Snow. Drifting, Falling. Twists and turns, leaps and bounds, snow balls whizzing through the air. Winter. Snow takes you there. And when it is cold, And the fire is cozy, And your family surrounds you, and the world is bare, silent. Honest and comforting. Its the snow that takes you there. Its the snow that

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Nanowrimo (Not just a Tongue Twister)

I`ve decided to support my fellow Nanowrimo participants this week. Probably because I`m one of them. (Look forward to my book being published!) In case you did not know, that stands for National November Writing Month, where the goal is for each person to write 50,000 words by the end of the month. It`s actually

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The Society of Name Changerators

There seem to be a lot of bad names out there. I mean, really bad names. We`ve got ethnic names, which sound really cool but make people look at you weirdly if you are the wrong race for them. I can`t give you specific examples, because that would get me tagged as a racist person

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Cicadas

The plague of the Summer is here. The soft whirring and copious amounts of exoskeleton coating the ground affirm that they have come. The plague, the menace, and the nuisance: cicadas. Lucky us, not only is it cicada season, but it is also the seven year ‘spike’ where a special breed of cicada which lays

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