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Trampled Artifact

During this summer as I walked to the Palisades Park,  I regularly noticed this piece of quartz in the middle of the footpath.   I never thought a projectile point so trampled upon could go undiscovered.  Last week I stopped for … Continue reading

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Kennedy Center Expansion Project

Back in the spring of this year, I lamented the lack of archeology prior to construction along the Potomac River at the Kennedy Center’s  new River Pavilion.  I investigated the site back in May and wrote about what prompted the … Continue reading

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Big Archeo Finding – via The Onion

New Evidence Suggests Humans May Have Been Dipping Crunchy Things Into Gooey Things Earlier Than Previously Thought KOOBI FORA, KENYA—Saying their findings could offer fresh insight into the dietary habits of our prehistoric ancestors, archaeologists from Rice University announced Tuesday … Continue reading

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2017 Marechal Foch Grape Harvest

This year proved my best harvest for a vineyard on to 17 years old now.  I spent a fair amount of time picking the grapes, but did no spraying, fertilizing, and only minimal weeding during the season. And here is … Continue reading

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Work Against the Machine

We await new construction at the Palisades Rec Center in DC starting perhaps today Monday, July 11, 2017.   Items from this area recovered yesterday. Two examples of fire-cracked rock here.  Ultimately, I found nothing of particular interest. I eventually dug … Continue reading

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My Three Sons on the Precipice

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Hawaiian Chunkey Stones

I never heard of the Hawaiian bowling stones known as maika until I saw these artifacts in the Kokee Natural History Museum in Waimea Canyon, Kauai.   With the same appearance as mainland chunkey stones, the ulu maika game apparently differed … Continue reading

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Blooming White in the Garden

I often notice flowers of different species will bloom simultaneously in matching colors.   In the garden right now, it’s white’s turn. From top to bottom:  taro, cilantro, waterlilly

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Suspicious Squirrel Deaths

Yesterday, I noticed a dead squirrel at the base of a sycamore tree in my yard.  I’ve seen plenty of squirrels fall out of trees only to bounce off the ground like rubber balls and go about their business so … Continue reading

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Latest Works of Art

Here are three pieces I recently completed. Above is a modified print produced by Frances Lubben.  I left the mountains (middle section) while painting in the upper section the night sky and lower section a glacial lake.   The constellation of … Continue reading

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