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My husband smirked to see the Stihl brush cutter propped against the Christmas tree with a golden bow affixed to the motor casing and a large tag assigning him as the proud new owner. It was not the exultant reaction I had expected from the man, and said as much with the feigned hurt that is…

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A bit of venison on the Christmas dinner table is a luxury in many upscale restaurants these days – a gourmand’s nod to our colonial roots when expensive cuts of beef weren’t to be found shrink wrapped by the metric ton at a nearby shopping warehouse. I am always happy to tuck into the very …

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December finds us girding our loins against what is purported to be a winter to try the fair and the foolish. Spiggots are turned off, water barrels upended and last rites given to zone-pushing plants I had no business buying. We are told that this winter will rival the last, and I wonder ho…

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Thanksgiving….The table was set. The turkey smelled great. The house was clean enough. The Christmas cactus in the foyer, however, had dropped all of its blossoms. The phaelenopsis orchid had just faded while the dendrobium refused to open. Someone moved my gorgeous cyclamen off the counter …

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If you walk into the Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center in Annapolis, you will see it right away: a huge quilt with squares that each tell a story of Maryland’s African Americans who lived through and beyond slavery. On the second row from the quilt’s top, is a piece of Frederick’s story.

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My husband smirked to see the Stihl brush cutter propped against the Christmas tree with a golden bow affixed to the motor casing and a large …

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When storms toppled an ancient ash tree in Brownsville, Daniel Rudy gathered up the fragments and crafted coffee tables. “I like sourcing mate…

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When storms toppled an ancient ash tree in Brownsville, Daniel Rudy gathered up the fragments and crafted coffee tables. “I like sourcing mate…

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