The quote in the title is from Harriet Tubman, and it inspires me on multiple levels. My husband and I took an overnight trip to Maryland's Eastern Shore to view the wintering waterfowl at Blackwater NWR and visit the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad site. The "Eastern Shore" terminology … [Read more...] about “God Set the North Star in the Heavens” the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument
A Heron Rookery in the Spring
I didn't mean to become a birdwatcher. It's one of the results of long-term marriage, I suppose, the eventual bleed-over of hobbies. Life is easier is you like doing the same things. And if you like to watch birds, you'll like the springtime. Between migration and nest-building, there's a lot to … [Read more...] about A Heron Rookery in the Spring
Double or Single?
Rent one double kayak or two singles for twice the money? Since we were kayaking to celebrate a wedding anniversary, we figured we could withstand a couple of hours sharing a piece of plastic. We were at the north end of Tilghman Island on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and renting a sit-on-top … [Read more...] about Double or Single?
PEI Trip ~ Days 6 & 7
To begin with Day 1, click here. Day 5 is here. It is quite luxurious to sleep in a bed with the windows open, and with a whirlpool tub all to ourselves. Over breakfast we chatted with Mike and Paula, the other guests who were also from Virginia, from south of Chincoteague. Mike has an … [Read more...] about PEI Trip ~ Days 6 & 7
PEI Trip, Days 3-4
To begin with Day 1, click here. SATURDAY It stormed Friday night, quite a bit, but we stayed dry in the tent. After splitting a spinach omelet in Bar Harbor, we drove into Acadia National Park. The Visitors Center there seriously needs the consultation of some marketing genius. A huge line of … [Read more...] about PEI Trip, Days 3-4
What I Learned from Mouse Vocalizations
Mouse Vocalizations and the Brain. Sounds like a date night, doesn't it? Last Wednesday Doug and I went to a lecture at Janelia Farm, which is a research institute funded by Howard Hughes money. Picture a lot of smart people doing laboratory research about various brain-related topics. Every … [Read more...] about What I Learned from Mouse Vocalizations