Linda Maye Adams

Monthly Archives: August, 2017

A Veteran/Writer Looks at History: Leesylvania State Park


It’s off to Leesylvania State Park for another round of checking out the local history of the area Leesylvania State Park is south of Washington, DC, about twenty miles or so.  It’s probably better known for boating because it’s on the Potomac River.  But the park also has a pocket of history–I only found it …

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Adventures Around the Web August 19-25, 2017


The Passive Voice A Check Girl This is a quote from a Raymond Chandler story.   Wow.  Just wow. Susan Elia MacNeal on Signature These Six Incredible Women Served as Undercover Spies During World War II When I was in school, history that was taught wasn’t particularly interesting.  It was dates and events, not about …

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A Veteran/Writer Looks at History: Fort C.F. Smith


I went to Fort C.F. Smith the same day I did Fort Ward.  It was such a nice day, and it was near the library, so I stopped over.  I really wanted to get some more of the sunshine. First up, this Civil War fort is hard to find.  For some reason, the state or …

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A Writer/Veteran Looks at History: Fort Ward, Virginia


I’ve been disturbed at the attempts I’m seeing to destroy history.  In Baltimore, there’s talk of removing statues.  Remove history and you take away who we are.  Since Virginia has a whole lot of historical sites, I thought I would visit them and talk about them. First up is Fort Ward, which is in Alexandria, …

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Writing in Public: Story 4: Chapter 21


CHAPTER 21 The dust kicked up from the weapons fire from Kangjun still floated in the air, along with the acrid stretch of burnt sand.  Brooks pulled the jeep in front of the scientists’ tents, cut the engine.  The silence was startling. Jian hopped out of the jeep.  The gunny was already doing a range …

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Adventures Around the Web August 12-18, 2017


Fall is continuing into Washington DC.  Last week, I saw the first fall squash at the farmer’s market.  I’ll be visiting an end of summer tradition, the local county fare, today, and I decided to take the day off for the eclipse, in case everyone goes nuts.  In DC, you never know . These are …

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Apologizing for History


This weekend, I wanted to get out and do something fun.  That turned into a trip to the Museum of American History, which is right near the Washington Monument.  It was cloudy out, with rain predicted…and humid and hot. The museum can be a lot of fun.  Like their Transportation history exhibit, or the one …

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Adventures around the web August 5-9, 2017


Even though it’s August, the signs of fall are already showing up in Washington, DC.  I went to the farmer’s market in Old Town Alexandria this weekend and the first of the apples were for sale.  It’s hard to believe the summer is almost gone.  It always seems so short! Kevin Tumlinson on Medium Self …

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Adventures around the web July 29-August 4, 2017


Manu Saadia on The New Yorker The Enduring Lessons of Star Trek Very interesting article on how Star Trek The Next Generation went away from Star Trek’s original concept.  It mentions one of the things that I always had problems with: people all got along with each other.  That made it hard to do stories …

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