Monthly Archives: February 2013

“China has hacked most of Washington” – Washington Post headline

The article reports on how pervasive Chinese hacking has become for organizations in Washington DC, and how difficult analyzing the voluminous data must be. The PMOP website shows a massive spike of traffic from China starting on December 12th. Before … Continue reading

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Tethered to the Natural World

More art wonders at Dumbarton House:

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Bearded Mayans (contd)

Turning to the internet on this topic left me with more questions and compelled me to finally visit the Dumbarton House Collection to see their Pre-Columbian collection. Wow, amazing collections, house, gardens, brickwork, etc. I left enchanted and satisfied that … Continue reading

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Bearded Mayan?

An exhibition entitled Heavenly Jade of the Maya closes this weekend at the Inter-American Bank in Washington DC. The items on exhibition are from Guatemala, and the artifact below is thought to have originated during the Maya’s Middle Pre-Classic period … Continue reading

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Blitzkrieg in Mclean

The boys and I played a round of disc golf at Mclean Central Park. Great time we had in an unpopulated park and course. Hazards include marshy grounds, wild rose thorns, and the common over-engineered Northern Virginian suburban stream. On … Continue reading

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Obama’s Drug War

I just cycled past the White House and saw this guy under arrest. He was pulled over on 17th St. next to the Old Executive Building where the Secret Service were pulling out bags (some empty like the one in … Continue reading

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New Artist on the Block

My neightor Mark Winn is but another Palisades denizen demonstrating bouts of artistic expression. A longtime bicyclist, Mark has created a wood-framed Sicillan racing bike. Although the seat, crank, and peddle are still metal, Mark sculpted the rest of the … Continue reading

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Shugrue Farm House

A recent article in the Northwest Current (Jan. 16) reported on the fate of the Shugrue house (ca. 1850) at 2207 Foxhall Road. The story focused on the odd occurrence of a developer who bought/controls? the historical house (not in … Continue reading

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Glass Forest Sculpture Returns

The recently vandalized Glass Forest is now tidy and exhibiting new work!

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Pottery with Holes

Here is a piece of prehistoric, net-impressed pottery with two holes beneath the rim. Perhaps used for suspension, the holes are oddly distanced from the rim. Found near the Potomac River, the sherd falls into the “Pope’s Creek” variety with … Continue reading

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