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Goat cheese fig flatbread and saying goodbye.

The falling of the figs marks the end of summer.  You think that it will never come, that the tree will stay barren, that the bright green bulbs will never turn purple. You think that you have forever, that the … Continue reading

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Quiet weekends are good for the soul.

It’s good for the soul to have a weekend where there is nothing planned. It’s good for the soul to look at the calendar and see that every night of the weekend is free, and then to see that it … Continue reading

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Heirloom Caprese Tart

Sometimes I think sadly on my wasted years, those long years leading up to college where I didn’t like tomatoes. It wasn’t that I would turn up my nose to them in a nice pasta, but I didn’t realize that … Continue reading

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Nic and Susannah

A summer evening in Annapolis. An empty state house. A freak summer storm that blew out as fast and wild as it blew in. A cloudy sky that cleared just enough for a rainbow. A harbor bordered by ships and … Continue reading

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The Last Road-trip.

In May, I took my car in to get the oil changed. The little sticker that they put in my window said that I would need my next change at a certain number of miles, or November 13, 2013. I … Continue reading

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Lately we’ve been taking lots of bike rides.

Lately we’ve been taking lots of bike rides, because we want to explore this city beyond the scope of what we can easily walk.  Lately we’ve been appreciating how much DC clears out in the evenings, and on lazy Sunday … Continue reading

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Last weekend.

You know those weekends where you try to squeeze EVERYTHING in? Last weekend was one of those. I am super guilty of event cramming. I hate saying no to any activity,  I hate turning people down for things or passing … Continue reading

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“I’m a little drunk on you and high on summertime.”

Dear Summer, It’s official: I am addicted to you. I mean, I hate that our Founding Fathers built my current home in a swamp, because when you roll around this swampy city can be pretty unbearably hot and muggy. And … Continue reading

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But then summer comes.

My feelings about academia and grad school fluctuate constantly. When I look at our bank account and I think how awesome it would be if I was getting a real working person paycheck, I am less than thrilled with my … Continue reading

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Summer came, and we all drank lemonade.

Hey y’all, summer’s here. You might protest that statement if you are a season purist, one who believes that summer starts on the official date of June 21st, but I am someone who knows that summer doesn’t always fit in … Continue reading

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