Category Archives: Life Lessons

Persistence Pays Off Once Again!

Yes, a cheer escapes my lips and a smile follows, as I announce that once again Opal and Oscar Osprey have succeeded in securing a rather higgledy-piggledy nest to the hazardous heights of the U.S. Naval Academy’s outer-most light post. … Continue reading

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15 Years, 3 Nests, and Boundless Determination

Fifteen years running, and looking as handsome as ever, Opal and Oscar Osprey have returned from their winter sojourn in warmer climes! Yes, our favorite osprey couple, seasonal residents at the US Naval Academy since 2001, are back and building … Continue reading

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I Do Declare!

Envision a group of talented and accomplished artists in a sun-filled room, the backdrop: boats bobbing in a picturesque anchorage.  Now, add voices, some impassioned and some soft, speaking of successes and failures; hear the laughter in response to shared … Continue reading

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Indomitable

Last Monday morning Opal Osprey sat calmly atop one of the 60 feet-tall light poles surrounding the Naval Academy’s football field.  She leisurely nibbled her fresh sushi while below her six or seven workers in bright yellow hard hats waited at the base … Continue reading

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Embracing My Second Childhood

Yup, I’m here. I’ve made it to the second half of my sixth decade. And, as you may be discovering too, dear reader, it’s not all bad, moving into retirement, social security, and conversations about yoga poses and herbal supplements … Continue reading

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