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Loyalists, Navigators, and Marines: McMullen 2023

I handled the navigators, M.F. Maury and the "Fair Route to Rio." Jessica Sheets, who was  sitting next to me, went into her research on the Maryland Tilghman family divide by the American Revolution. Sitting beside Jessica was Paul Westermeyer.…

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The Summer of Our Discontent

With only two weeks left, 2023's season around the manse has seen only one proud hibiscus on the deck, overlooking the estate's forest. This is in sharp contrast to previous years. The other was a victim of winter bathroom remodeling.…

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Another Life Time: Chasing a Tropical Storm

A Washington Post story on NOAA's P-3 "Hurricane Hunter" being grounded as Idalia came ashore reminded me of my one day flying with the Navy's VXN-8, an oceanographic development squadron. So I brought out the ball cap given me by…

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Hot Dogs! Get Your Hot Dogs Here!

So maybe the vendors aren't working their ways around the stands much anymore, but there still is the "All-American" Frankfurter to savor in a park, on the street, at a counter or booth. So on the list of 15 here,…

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“Well Now, I’ve Seen Everything”

Not Really But a Walk-Off, Two-Run Error and THE Trophy from That Championship Year Doesn't Happen Every Day!!!!! I Love Milwaukee Fielders!!!! [Brewers on Defense Gave 'Us' the Game and a Championship] With friends Larry and Jacki Moffi, Lillian and…

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An Enjoyable Afternoon with Old Friends

So it was off to Downtown Baltimore from the Far Reaches of Fairfax Saturday to take in the Jim Henson and the Muppets exhibit at the Maryland Center for History and Culture [aka Maryland Historical Society. Greeting us was Kermit,…

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Soon there will be “no there there.”

Class Portrait: Reggie Jackson, Sal Bando, Rollie Fingers, Jim Hunter The best foul territory for pitchers probably in baseball history. Gone, the California Golden Seals [NHL} Gone, the Oakland Oaks [ABA] Gone, the Oakland Raiders [NFL, twice] Gone, the…

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