Linda Maye Adams

Soldier, Storyteller

Tag Archives: Washington DC

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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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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There be baby sea lions at the Smithsonian


When I went back to Morro Bay, CA a few years back, the sea lions were having a pretty racauous party out on the harbor platform.  They are such fun to watch. Now the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is celebrating the birth of a new sea lion.  Some way cool pictures here to google at.  Clearly …

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