Linda Maye Adams

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Apologizing for History


This weekend, I wanted to get out and do something fun.  That turned into a trip to the Museum of American History, which is right near the Washington Monument.  It was cloudy out, with rain predicted…and humid and hot. The museum can be a lot of fun.  Like their Transportation history exhibit, or the one …

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Triple Whammy: Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free


Last October, I went gluten free, dairy free, and sugar free.  Also as processed-free as I could manage. It was partially due to timing.  I’m lactose intolerant, but not allergic to wheat or anything like that.  But my mother died at the same age I’m at now, following a lot of health problems, ending with …

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Memorial Day Parade


I was back in the Memorial Day Parade again.  You can see the Desert Storm veterans at about 1:44.  I didn’t march this time … my foot was not up to the long walk.  I’m in the jeep immediately following the marchers.

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Inaugural Military Review


Disclaimer:  No political comments!  Any political comments will be deleted. The Inauguration is Washington, DC’s big party.  The city fills up with people from all over and it’s a lot of pomp and ceremony.  We’ve had hotels in the area booked up all this week and next week, at least as far out as Quantico. …

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Weird Typos and Other Distractions


Dena Wesley Smith has a post up today about typos.  In this case, it’s what every blogger has probably experienced–someone zooming in to inform us that they caught us in a typo. You have sinned!  You made a typo! I don’t know what it is about typos, but they bring out the worst in people. …

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Snow, Power Outages, and Pantsing


We’ve had some very typical weather for Washington, though most of it is waaaaayyy early.  We don’t get frigid weather until January or February. It was in single digits on Thursday.  Saturday started the day with freezing rain.  The ground was pretty slick.  Maryland had a 67 car accident on the freeway (no, that is …

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Layers: A Desert Storm Veteran and September 11


On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever when four planes crashed, including one that struck the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Linda Maye Adams describes the events of the day in Washington DC from a Desert Storm veteran’s perspective.  This story moves chronologically through what happened and how it impacted the people who lived in …

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Nano Day 12 and Pantsing 101


I’ve been somewhat off my game the last few days. I only got 2,000 words over the last few days for several reasons.  The first is DC weather.  This time of the year is always hard on the sinuses.  The winds kick up and knock the leaves off the trees, and all the dust flies …

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Nano Day 6 & Pantsing 101


I definitely didn’t feel like doing anything today.  I woke up, and did all the usual stuff.  Then I walked down to the farmer’s market to buy my vegetables—and they were still setting up.  Very strange. A couple of us were wandering around trying to figure out what was going on, and we finally realized …

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View of the Blue Angels


Earlier this year, the Blue Angels were in Washington, DC, and they were doing some aerial photography—so they would be flying overhead.  The first time I heard the jet engines, which were quite distinctive, it hit me that it was them.  By the time I got to the window, they were long gone. The second …

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