Linda Maye Adams

Category Archives: History

Time Traveling to the Past


The Desert Storm Memorial was looking for photos from in theater (which means in Saudi Arabia in my case) for a pair of videos they’re doing.  I was digging around and found some from after the war. In January 1991, the mail clerk passed me a flyer she’d received advertising a Desert Storm Writing Contest.  …

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Adventures Around The Web November 4-10, 2017


It was unnaturally warm in Philadelphia last week. For Veteran’s Day, we’re getting cold and blustery. Down into the 20s.  The fall colors are finally coming in, but largely pretty washed out.  Not the vibrant ones that are so pretty. 10 Ways Posture Affects Productivity (and How to Improve Both) Writing can be pretty sedentary, so …

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Adventures at the book sale


I went to my second book sale of the month this weekend.  This was a fluke that I discovered this one…it wasn’t at a library. It was at the State Department! Yes, that State Department. I actually didn’t expect to find much. As a result of my research class, I’m looking for used books to …

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Adventures around the Web September 30-October 6, 2017


Story Bundle 2017 NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle As always, there’s a writing bundle in time for Nano.  I always like these bundles because the quality is pretty high. I wouldn’t mind having either my military writer’s guide or my pantser’s guide show up in one of these… Women in the Military Service for America Memorial …

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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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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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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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