SERC in Edgwater: a Hidden Gem

Wednesday my daughter Alex and I combined a nature hike with a visit to my son Chris, who is now doing post-doctoral research at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC). Who knew that one of the leading environmental research centers in the world is located right here in Edgewater Maryland. Two thousand six hundred andContinue reading “SERC in Edgwater: a Hidden Gem”

Adopting a Dog is Serious Business

I have now been officially approved to adopt a Golden Retriever from either of the two local rescue organizations: GRREAT (Golden Retriever Rescue Education and Training) and Goldenheart. These are two excellent volunteer organizations which work hard to make certain that Goldens that are abandoned, lost, or displaced find good lifetime homes. They take painsContinue reading “Adopting a Dog is Serious Business”

Chili: A Great Pre-Holiday Feast

If the chili looks this good cold, you can imagine it looks piping hot ladled over a little Basmati rice with some grated cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream. I was too busy and the kitchen was too crowded to take photos of the holiday Master’s swim group gathering. I figured that afterContinue reading “Chili: A Great Pre-Holiday Feast”

Remembering Carol Treiber

Carol Treiber died Tuesday after a well-fought battle against cancer. She was ___(this is where you usually write down age but Carol didn’t like to talk about her age, so I’ll just leave this blank). A leader in the Anne Arundel County community, Carol will long be remembered for her work as a volunteer, officer,Continue reading “Remembering Carol Treiber”

Goldens are Great!

Last night a volunteer from G.R.R.E.A.T. came to visit our house. (G.R.R.E.A.T. stands for Golden Retriever Rescue, Education and Training) She brought her big cuddly bear of a dog, Ozzie, with her to explain the G.R.R.E.A.T. adoption process. Ozzie investigated our house, including the side-yard and even went down into the basement, while we talkedContinue reading “Goldens are Great!”

Enjoying the Annapolis Christmas Season

Despite the cold, Christmas in the city of Annapolis can be pretty wonderful. Once again, the Light Parade on the Water was spectacular. We watched it from the foot of Franklin Street. Armed with hot cocoa and coffee (and maybe a few hot toddies) adults, children, and dogs took in the pageant of large andContinue reading “Enjoying the Annapolis Christmas Season”

Midnight Madness Celebrates Annapolis

I love this town, Annapolis that is. Midnight Madness is just another good example of how great it is to live downtown. No worries about parking and a chance to do local errands and shopping all within a 3 mile radius. Last night’s Midnight Madness was everything it should be. Carolers on every street corner.Continue reading “Midnight Madness Celebrates Annapolis”

Herman Maril’s Wardrobe

We had a nice crowd of attendees on Sunday afternoon for the lecture on Herman Maril given by Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) Director Christine McCarthy and the release of the new Herman Maril book at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). But the best part of the event, in my opinion, was theContinue reading “Herman Maril’s Wardrobe”

San Diego Thanksgiving & Zoo a Great Vacation

Sometimes you get lucky, googling to find a good restaurant in a new city you’re unfamiliar with. I certainly did. We had our Thanksgiving Feast at Terra American Bistro. My research told me it was a good choice and I was not disappointed. Chef and owner Jeff Rossman, author of From Terra’s Table is aContinue reading “San Diego Thanksgiving & Zoo a Great Vacation”