Linda Maye Adams

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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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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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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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How This Pantser Does Research


Research came up as a topic on Facebook, one of those things where the writers want to know how you keep your research notes.  I suppose I’m an oddity, because I don’t keep any research notes. To start with, I don’t plan out my stories at all.  I have no idea what will happen in …

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A Tall Ship and Humidty to Sail Her By


This week, the Hermione was docked in Alexandria, Virginia for tours and picture taking and lots and lots of people: Hermione, an exact replica of the ship that brought the Marquis de Lafayette to George Washington with news of full French aid in 1780, turning the tide of the American Revolution. I was hoping to …

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