Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Category Archives: Personal

Boot Sisters


Having started to go stir crazy, I went out to Panera today for lunch.  There was a family of four there, husband, wife, two girls.  The wife had a boot on her foot like me, but was getting around on a cane.  Clearly a little more advanced in recovery than me. Soon … Anyway, her …

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Crutches are Evil Things


I broke my foot last Saturday while I was in the Everglades and have been on crutches, no weight bearing, and with a boot. I’ve been on them before, when I was in the military, and they don’t get any easier with time.  In fact, one of the things I learned with this round was …

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Loose Change


When I was growing up, I was always used to seeing loose change everywhere.  It fell out of my father’s pockets and was  abandoned on the floor.  My mother picked it up and deposited into a shoe box in a drawer.  Eventually the shoe box bulged from the weight of all the coins. I think …

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The Mad Rush of the Holidays


I ended up dropping off the face of the earth for my novel project for about a week.  With the holiday ramping up, work got really crazy because everyone was trying to get everything done before they went off on leave.  Of course, the culture now seems to be everyone waiting until the last minute, …

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This and that for last week of September


This week … Lots of rain for Washington, DC.  Alexandria’s King Street flooded, as usual.  The street ends right at the Potomac.  In the 1700’s, it was a big, important port for shipping of tobacco.  The city built out then, so the street goes in a deep slope at that point, down to the river.  …

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Hot Time in DC


We’ve had a bad heat wave in the Washington, DC area these last few days.  With our heat comes humidity, especially this time of the year.  The humidity is up around 71%, so our 96 degrees heads up to around 110 degrees. So I thought I’d hit the pool instead of normal exercise—it’s hard doing …

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Unusual Sighting at the Farmer’s Market


I walked down to the Farmer’s Market this morning, which I do every week.  It’s a small farmer’s market with about six or seven vendors.  During the spring and summer, there are a lot of people, and many of them bring their dogs. So I did a double-take for a woman walking a black animal that, …

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Rabbit Sighting


We have a little bunny hiding out in the bushes.  I’ve spotted him a few times when I’ve come outside—of course, no camera with me.  He’s a sneaky little bunny. But he’s real cute, and really small.  I could probably fit in him in both my hands.  He’s brown with big black eyes and a …

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Military, Snowmen, and Washington, DC


After all the snow we had this last week, I ran across this fun photos from the DOD Website, courtesy of the Navy. You can find the original here: http://www.defense.gov/Media/Photo-Gallery?igphoto=2001326913 Snowzilla, The Aftermath But the snow was anything but fun for us living in the Washington, DC, area. We had about 22 inches of snow …

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The Magic of First Experiences


We always get a day like today in Washington DC once fall sets in for a stay. The sky goes very blue, and the winds start up, scattering brown leaves all over the streets. I usually have to stop visiting any parks at this point because there are so many leaves on the ground that …

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