Remnants of a Life That Ended Badly

October 17, 2017
I like a story that begins with the discovery of a box full of old, forgotten stuff in someone's attic. So I was intrigued last week when my friend Dave Kelly invited me...
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The Stupidity of Abolishing DACA

September 05, 2017
So, President Trump has decided to rescind the executive order that President Obama used to establish the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. In othe...
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Not Just "Objects of Remembrance"

August 28, 2017
One of the (many) canards I hear in our political discourse these days is the one that says monuments to Confederate soldiers, particularly Gen. Robert E. Lee, are simply...
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A Summer Morning in Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

July 20, 2017
Washington has some world-renowned splendors and some that are so obscure as to be almost hidden. Everyone knows about the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin. When th...
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Smith Island Is Vanishing

June 29, 2017
For hundreds of years, watermen and their families have lived on Smith Island, Maryland. The Chesapeake Bay sustained them, yielding its crabs and oysters to their hard l...
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