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In Memory of Duncan


I have some sad personal news: my family dog Duncan died Monday after battling cancer. He spent 11.5 years being the best creature in the universe, and he has left behind a legacy of love, joy, goodness, and goofiness. Here … Continue reading

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Arboretum at Lake Elkhorn


Columbia, Maryland is a place that I’ve generally loved to dislike. It’s an entity primarily made of cul-de-sacs, drab brown buildings from the 1970s, and chain restaurants. The mall is one of its main attractions. Granted, the street names are … Continue reading

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Favorite Museum Photos: Duncan Camping!


These images are photos of Duncan camping at Deep Creek Lake State Park. * September’s blog theme is Museums Gone to the Dogs.

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Wolf to Woof at the Museum of Idaho


Happy 32nd wedding anniversary to my parents! In August 2010, my parents visited the Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs exhibit at the Museum of Idaho. I asked them to write a guest blog post about the exhibit, and … Continue reading

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Dog-Friendly Parks


Amid some stress in life, I need a blog theme this month that is happy, calming, inspiring, and lovable. And what fits that description better than dogs? Indoor museums are geared toward their human visitors, but many parks allow humans … Continue reading

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Duncan’s Birthday Swim at Patapsco Valley State Park – Daniels Area


Today, I visited a state park with my father, sister, and dog; the occasion was Duncan’s having turned ten years old on Thursday, June 7! Our activities, of course, focused completely on Duncan’s tastes: throwing sticks into the water for … Continue reading

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Family Guide to Washington, D.C.


For my birthday, I asked for, and received, Family Guide to Washington, D.C.: Featuring More than 50 Fun and Educational Scavenger Hunts by Chris Sylvester. The book’s main section is a series of scavenger hunts to guide kids’ and adolescents’ … Continue reading

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