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Hiking Monocacy Natural Resource Management Area

Living in the Washington area has a lot of advantages.  One advantage it doesn’t have is easy access to the wilderness I seek out for solitude and relaxation.  The closest really satisfying wilderness for me is Dolly Sods, in West Virginia, but that’s a 3-4 hour drive, so I don’t go often. But there are […]

Assateague Island

This is a favorite place in the DC area for my family and I. And it’s surprising how many people have been to Ocean City, Maryland, and never taken the short side trip to the Island. The beaches on Assateague Island are the best preserved wild beaches I’ve seen in this region. What’s more, with […]

Starting Up Again

So . . . it was a bit of a surprise to end up in Washington again after 20 years.  Not that I hadn’t known that I would have to return to work here eventually, but I didn’t expect it to be so soon.  That said, I’ve always liked aspects of Washington and the region […]

Washington, 2009

We were in Washington for most of June and July this year for training and consultations before coming out to Bishkek (where I am now, waiting for Aliciya and Tatyana to join me). We spent all our weekends together with William, Christina and Alexandra and had a great time. Here are a few pics from […]

Pumpkin Festival

Our last weekend in Washington Tanya was feeling well enough to get out more. The doctor had told us on Friday that we could go back to Manila. We decided to take advantage of the incredible fall weather and go out to the Pumpkin Festival at Butlers Orchard in Germantown, MD. It turned out to […]

Washington – After the Surgery

After the surgery I spent my time running back and forth to the hospital and trying to keep Aliciya entertained. I quickly found that the best way of keeping her happy was to take her to the big Borders Bookstore one metro stop away. There were stuffed animals to play with, and when she got […]

Washington for Surgery – September

Since I didn’t get any blogging done in Washington, here I am playing catch-up again. Anyway, we left Hawaii on September 15 for Washington to have Tanya’s brain tumor removed. It was a pretty stressful time, but as you will see, we had some fun, too. Tanya didn’t have her appointment with the brain surgeon […]