Linda Maye Adams

Monthly Archives: September, 2017

Adventures Around the Web September 24-29, 2017


We’re just starting to see some of the fall colors.  I don’t think the colors will be very good.  DC’s weather is strange enough that we either tend to be too dry or too wet for good colors like further up north in the Shenandoah.  Our leaves are drying out and going to brown. Nikola …

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Adventures Around the Web September 16-22


Tom on Feedreader How to Beat Angry Writer’s Block Knocking on Your Door Despite the sensationalist title, it’s a pretty interesting article.  The first part talks about the history of writer’s block and shows that writers who are productive have always been looked down on.  Then it describes all the reasons for writer’s block, and …

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Adventures around the Web: September 11-15, 2017


This week, I’m in the Depth #3 Research workshop, which is trying out to be a workshop I’d wished I had a lot earlier–and I’m only in week 2!  Most of the writerly topics on research approach it from fear–either they’re being graded like a term paper or the one percent of the audience who …

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Adventures Around the Web September 2-8, 2017


David Ignatius on the Washington Post A diminutive woman — and a spy who defined courage Sometimes people define bravery as someone an extra qualification a person has.  But it’s more like something you have to do because it’s right. Jeannie Rousseau de Clarens’ story about spying during World War II rings like soldiers who …

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Adventures in History: Old Town Alexandria


For Labor Day, I decided to wander around Old Town, Alexandria. It’s a place where it’s like walking between two different times.  We have all the historic buildings and shops like Starbucks and Banana Republic. It was a pretty nice day for wandering.  Not too hot and not too cold (we’ll have cold soon enough!). …

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Adventures in History: Gunston Hall


After this last week, I really needed a fun outing or two.  So it was off to Gunston Hall.  I’d seen the signs on the way to Pohick Bay Park and Mason Neck Park, but I’d never visited before.  The day started out a little chilly. Gunston Hall was the home of George Mason.  That’s …

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Writing in Public: Story 4, Last Chapter


CHAPTER 32 Four days after everyone had returned to Kangjun, Graul went down to Hope’s stateroom  in Women’s Country.  She’d been released from medical, but he knew that even with the healing bots work on the severe bruising, she would be sore for several days. He found her pale and drawn and moving stiffly.  Too …

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Adventures Around the Web August 26-September 1, 2017


It’s been an unbelievably crazy week.  Even though I’m nowhere near Hurricane Harvey in Texas, I’ve had to help people at work who are there.  Everything is very chaotic, because the situation is so chaotic. Erin Kelly and Kevin Green Crews Cut Steel for the Next Aircraft Carrier Enterprise The Navy is building a new …

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