Category Archives: Life Lessons

In praise of the sturdy “gladiola”

Yes, I know the correct spelling is “gladiolus,” but I’m going for the pronunciation I heard as a child. Let me retrace my train of thought, if that’s possible, and you have the patience… Recently, a friend was arranging some … Continue reading

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Here are two recent articles I’ve written on topics important to me, and to most of us, mental health and addiction.   http://www.whatsupmag.com/2017/05/10/141793/the-great-divide-what-do-we-need-to-keep-in-mind-when-faced-with-a-mental-health-situation-  http://www.whatsupmag.com/2017/06/07/146065/our-state-of-recovery-staunching-the-lethal-tide-of-addiction-in-maryland-and-the-united-states   

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Sweet 16!

Okay!  Sound the trumpets.  I’m delighted to announce the arrival of Opal and Oscar, senior resident ospreys at the US Naval Academy for what will be 16 years. Based on the birds’ schedule in years past, I’d been watching anxiously … Continue reading

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Summer’s end: Pearl & Pablo have headed south

October is upon us with rustling leaves and vees of geese, calling as they pass overhead.   Our dear ospreys too have taken flight.  Oscar and Opal left in mid-September, accompanied by their two well-fledged offspring. But not before one … Continue reading

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