Posts tagged with Washington DC
11 July 2009 - Oh dear…water we going to do?
Water comprises anywhere from 55 to 78 percent of the human body. Next to air, it is the most essential ingredient for human survival. We drink it by the gallon; we swim and play in it; we feed our gardens with it; we squirt it with guns, freeze it and eat it; we bathe in […]
12 June 2009 - A Little French Charm…from 1816
I was recently put on task to translate part of a French book published in 1818, a first-hand account by a titled Frenchman of a visit to the mid-Atlantic United States (in case you are interested in looking at the book itself, in its original French by Montlezun, it can be found here: http://books.google.com/books?id=h6U2iBgVVMgC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0#PPP13,M1). Aside from the […]
27 May 2009 - The Ride
Every day, I ride my bike to work. This involves two parts: going to work, at 6:30 am, and coming back home from work, usually around 3:30 pm. These two rides are very different; but both have become a cherished part of my day (though, to be fair, the giddy, freedom-infused ride home is generally more cherished than the sleepy, […]