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I'll Never Be On Oprah

There are some traits or inclinations that aren’t necessarily passed down. I’ve got more hair than my father does. I don’t eat as many Snyder’s Pretzels. And numbers don’t speak to me the way they do to him. more »

Feb 2, 2014 by in -playground- (7 Comments)

Diving Dog Creative Solutions

Lighting Up the Creek

“The idea was to extend the Oxford tradition of having that one sailboat lit up at the head of the creek. He wanted a creek full of lit-up spars. Then it became trees. And it went on for years, but never got traction.” more »

Dec 17, 2013 by in -lifestyle- (3 Comments)

Building Stories: Holy Trinity Church in Oxford

The fractured skull came between baptism and confirmation at Holy Trinity Church in Oxford, MD. It was only later that I learned that wasn’t a normal rite of passage, just a bonus reserved for the clumsy few. more »

Oct 17, 2013 by in -downtown-

Building a Summer Bucket List

This list is often amended as the season wears on, changing longer trips to short ones or adding newly discovered hikes and haunts. In all cases we approach the list with the discipline of any summer school task: with half-hearted diligence. more »

Jun 17, 2013 by in -playground- (2 Comments)