Autumn at Mount Vernon

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  Autumn and winter cocktails are the best. Who doesn’t love hot apple cider with a healthy dose of brandy? It’s the perfect thing to sip on with lunch before you brave the crisp autumn air and walk around Mount … Continued

Little Bits of Magic

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  Life has been a little magical lately: A red moon A meteor brushing up against Orion A red fox dashing across the road at night A dream with my grampies, both gone and yet still here somehow Spending wonderful … Continued

A Walk In The Woods

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  Give me a Friday off from work and a brisk, beautiful autumn day and I promise you I will not waste it. Give me woods and I will walk them.  

What’s Stopping You?

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  It’s Veterans Day here in the U.S., and I have the day off from work. I had a delicious sleep last night–none of that waking-up-multiple-times-in-the-middle-of-the-night nonsense–and I lingered in bed (what a luxury) as I caught up on some … Continued

Carlyle House

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A Friday off from work when my British cousins were in town visiting seemed like as good a day as any to tour the Carlyle House. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, this Georgian manor home is like … Continued