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Patrols Visit DC

Having lived in the Washington DC area from 1968 – 2015, I have prepared this guide for forty 5th-grade safety patrols from …

Commonwealth

The oranges on the cover of this book signify two watershed events inside. Oranges picked from the Keatings’ backyard trees, juiced and mixed …

Garden Inspirations

Quail Ridge Garden Club has inspired me to plant gardens and play piano. This year I was invited to perform a musical review …

Piano for Patrols

Crosspointe Elementary School is just four minutes away from our home in Boynton Beach. It’s a Title 1 school, where over 90% of …

African American Museum

Last month, I visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall, a place I had wanted to see …

St. Augustine

St. Augustine is a charming city of about 13,000, just south of Jacksonville. It is the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement in the …

Morikami Gardens

Though I had visited Morikami Gardens in Delray Beach many times, I had never fully appreciated the concepts behind its design, until I …

Inauguration Days

My life can be measured in four-year chunks–high school, college, graduate school, and Presidential terms. I was 10 months old when Roosevelt …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Last Friday evening Leslie, David and I attended an hour-long jazz tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Zach Bartholomew’s Trio at the Coral …

Rice 50th Reunion

My 50th Rice Reunion began with a joyous re-uniting of old friends at the lovely home of Patti Everett, whom I first met on …