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Home Again

April 29, 2009 It took us two days to drive home from Washington DC because we stopped a lot on the way: at rest stops, to see places I used to live or go to school, to stay over with my in-laws in Connecticut, and to visit my son in Rhode Island. My father-in-law told … Continue reading

Washington DC

April 25, 2009 We didn’t really stop in Washington DC, where I went to college and lived for seven years, and where entertainment abounds: both the art-music-theater-dance sort and the political kind. Instead we visited my niece in Bethesda and an old friend in Reston, and found time to talk about the arts. Laura, my … Continue reading

Falmouth, VA

Falmouth, VA

April 23, 2009  On the second day of our trip, we passed through Falmouth, Virginia, which is adjacent to Fredericksburg, known for its Civil War battlefields and historic sites. According to the National Park Service, “more than 85,000 men wounded [here]; 15,000 killed. No place more vividly reflects the Civil War’s tragic cost, in all … Continue reading

Greenville, South Carolina

Greenville, South Carolina

April 20, 2009 We stopped in Greenville, South Carolina, yesterday. It has a very charming, revitalized downtown area, and the newspaper office is directly across the street from two theaters, where Broadway shows are playing, and just a block from the symphony (Yo-Yo Ma will be playing there on May 6). What fun for an … Continue reading