Category Archives: Days in the Life

Lawn Care Metaphor

Last summer, a dead tree in our yard had to come down. Medium-sized. Some family with the right equipment came over and cut it down into larges pieces, leaving the pile of wood that has recently been an apple tree in a pile in the backyard. One thing led to another, and I never got around …

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Memorial Day (Repost)

On this solemn day, i wanted to simply repost what I said last Memorial Day here on the blog. I haven’t seen quite as much “Barbecue Shaming” to coin a phrase this year as I have in years past. Nevertheless, I think it’s important to keep in mind the relative innocence of hosting cookouts and …

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Baltimore.

I’m a Marylander, but I don’t live in Baltimore. It’s been about two years since I visited Charm City. Yet Maryland is a small state, and many of us, regardless of how often we may get there, consider Maryland’s largest city, warts and all, a major component of the state’s identity. All that by way …

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Must I Bear Being a Bore? Not Yet.

I think I might be boring. All right, that might be a tad harsh on myself. Still, this week I’ve been forced to wonder. Twice in the last week I started a blog post, only to be struck with a sort of deja vu after a paragraph or so. In both cases I discovered, upon …

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Meanderings: Cornfields.

The fields adjacent to my house are farmed by their owner each year. The crops are rotated annually, of course, and about every three or four years, corn takes its turn, much to my chagrin. It’s not unpleasant at first. The green, leafy sprouts of young corn are, if not picturesque at least possessive of …

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