Climate Control

Climate Control

Things that should not happen: snow in Northern Virginia before Thanksgiving. And yet here we are. The dusting we had at the beginning of the week is gone, but Thursday produced freezing rain, wet cold, and utter dreariness. Before this all happened, Super Hub and I...
O Happy Day!

O Happy Day!

Daylight Savings Time is back—or over, I always forget which. In any case, it means I can see the birds when I get home after work without scaring them half to death, as they distinctly do not like nighttime visitors, even those who come bearing peanuts. It also means...
Zen and the Art of Building Trust

Zen and the Art of Building Trust

My trips to Maymont have a purpose other than to make Super Daughter insanely jealous because I got to help train an otter: I’m getting expert guidance on how to work with Zen. Training her based on negative reinforcement—do what I want and I’ll go...