Monthly Archives: July 2018

Protected: Back in Brazil July 30

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My first day back in Brazil

My first day back in Brazil, as promised. It is a little confused, but I figure a plan will become clearer. I have “redacted some names and rewrote sections, since even among us friends I do not feel free to … Continue reading

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Land Owner Dinner in Brunswick County

It did not rain all day, so my trip to the farms and the landowner dinner went well. We got around forty people for the landowner dinner, a good turnout. Mike Santucci gave a much shortened version of his Generation … Continue reading

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Heavy rain for many days

It has been raining for days. It is raining now and it is supposed to be raining this afternoon. Still, I am going down to the farms today. We have a landowner dinner on the Freeman place. I am suppose … Continue reading

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Doves

The doves colonize Chrissy’s flower box every year. This has been going on for at least ten years. The doves are unafraid of us. I suppose the flower box on the house provides a relatively safe – “cliff side” environment. … Continue reading

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Gentleman of Leisure

Ben Franklin is the patron saint of American diplomats and his statue sits at FSI. My favorite Founding Father is Thomas Jefferson. I like his intellect and his love of nature. But Franklin is maybe a better role model, or … Continue reading

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Great Day in Washington

People grumble about Washington weather and about Washington in general, but they are wrong. The weather is glorious in spring and fall. Winters are usually mild and even during hot & humid July we have some really nice days. Today … Continue reading

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Mosaic District & World Cup

Walked past the Mosaic District today on the way to the farmers’ market. There was evidently some sort of sporting event on the big screen that drew the attention of a large number of people.

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Forest Visit with Wildflowers

Silphium compositum – Kidneyleaf Rosinweed Pycnanthemum tenuifolium These are some of the wild flowers from around the farm. I suspect I know what some of them are, but I am not sure and would request “hive memory” help. Went down … Continue reading

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Gentrification is Good at National Wharf

I didn’t recognize the place. We lived in around here when we were studying Norwegian. It was not very nice. There were a few restaurants, but the area was seedy – vaguely troubling during the day and dangerous after dark. … Continue reading

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