Linda Maye Adams

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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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Summertime Legacy: The Bathing Cap


It always found it strange when I hear that someone never learned how to swim.  That was a statement I heard often in the military, particularly from people in the Southern states like Georgia.  How can you grow up and never experience a swimming pool?! Swimming … and going off the high dive is kind …

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Arlington County Fair


Today, I checked out the Arlington County Fair, and there was some interesting sightings along the way … The yard sale folks put this out to catch the eye of all the people walking to the fair.  Yard sale wasn’t much by the time I got there, but the sign was eye catching.  I wasn’t the …

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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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A Little Pool Action


We’re going for record-breaking temperatures in Washington, DC today and tomorrow.  According to the news, the humidity is up in the tropical category, so it’s just clogging the air.  Definitely a day for a little pool action:

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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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U.S.S. Enterprise Sighting


I never expected that I would one day be able to see the Enterprise miniature from Star Trek up close.  I first saw Star Trek back in 1976, when it aired on KTLA on weekends.  I was instantly hooked. But the rest of the world was like “Why?!!  Really?!!” A schoolmate kept sneering at me …

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Summer Dogs


This is a wonderfully fun video of dogs and water.  Of course, it’s another story when it comes to bath time …

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The case of the watermelon


Nothing says summer like seeing the first of those wedges of watermelon come out at the grocery store.  That beautiful red fruit, dripping with juice.  Yum! I always like to buy one of those quarter wedges.  It’s a huge piece of fruit, and a quarter wedge is about the right size so I can eat …

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Snuffled by a Dragon and Other Summer Activities


So far, most of my summer has been marked by the high humidity of Washington, DC, and the accompanying thunderstorms. It’s like the air gets so full of humidity that it has to pour rain. We had a monster thunderstorm come through on the heels of Hurricane Bill and there was something like ten tornado …

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