2020 Hindsight

My first blog of the year was called 20/20 Foresight. This essay will serve as a concluding bookend, an epitaph for the year that is coming to a close. I’ve now gone back a few times and looked at my 2020 vision book. I wanted to see why we had been blindsided. A vision board…

The walls

In mid-November, we took a mini-vacation: riding bikes to to downtown DC. The sunny day and mild temperature contributed to the lovely fall day. We acted like hometown tourists, except for being in the midst of a tumultuous election aftermath and a still surging pandemic. A few weeks earlier, some of the Smithsonian museums had…

Camping essentials

In September, we drove to Tennessee where we joined our son and his family for camping at Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains. We hadn’t done much camping in recent years, but we had past experiences to draw on. My husband has fond memories of backpacking trips in the Rockies. We had both experienced…

Just in Time for the Holiday Season

The weather in New England and the Mid Atlantic States joined the Midwest in below freezing temperatures this week. Holiday decorations are springing up all over town. And advertisements for great holiday gifts are everywhere. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. (cue the choir!) (Triumphant music swells) And today, just in time for…