Mourning a Mulberry Tree

It doesn’t look like much now: a gnarled, mossy trunk leaning at a precarious angle. It was one of several trees in our yard that sprouted on their own and were left to grow by the previous owners. We cut down a few of those trees when they were still small. We left two Siberian elms, … Continue reading Mourning a Mulberry Tree


Security Insecurity

I recently read that the Smithsonian is proposing to increase security measures at the National Zoo. Presently, tourists and local residents (many of whom live within walking distance) can freely wander into the zoo during its open hours via Connecticut Avenue, Rock Creek Park, and the zoo's parking lots. The Smithsonian wants to add defenses against vehicle attacks, close … Continue reading Security Insecurity