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Save the Dandelions

Society evolves, albeit sometimes slowly.  I am 49 years old.  There are things happening now that I would not have predicted when I was young.  Aside from the fact that gasoline is unleaded, DDT is banned, and there is more … Continue reading

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Scott Fights Scotts

There’s a creek that runs through my neighborhood.  I walk it frequently.  I consider myself the unofficial keeper of this creek, as I uproot invasive mustard plants and pick up dozens of bags of trash along a mile stretch of the … Continue reading

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Man Walks Dog, Terrorizes Neighborhood

When my wife and I were looking for a house to buy 15 years ago, I told her about a rule I had: the “let-the-dog-out-without-worrying-about-it-getting-hit-by-a-car” rule.  I wasn’t even sure we’d ever get a dog, but figured this rule would also … Continue reading

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My life with the A List

Occasionally I am asked what my favorite products are.  Here is my A List of products, and why… Nature’s Gate Biotin shampoo- makes my hair look dirty, which *I think* makes it look better. Jason toothpaste gel- solid, foamy, good … Continue reading

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

I love Christmas Day.  On Dec. 25th, it’s all about hanging out with family, eating, and watching the kids love the day. I’m not too thrilled with the period between the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday) to the day before … Continue reading

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It’s A Jungle In Here

When I was a kid (early 20’s), I swore off red meat for about 3 years.  Didn’t touch it.  I remember explaining to my friends that I would not eat mammals because they were most intelligent.  I eat red meat … Continue reading

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The Great Wall of Bethesda

I drive by this person’s house on Goldsboro Rd. in Bethesda often.  I want to meet the person who lives here! I love this type of thinking outside the box.  Goldsboro is a pretty busy road.  Instead of buying a … Continue reading

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My Pesticides

When I was a teen, my mom would take me to Smithsonian lectures on wolves, raptors, bees, bats, etc. After attending a lecture on bats, we apparently had an “in” with the speaker as I found myself at the “after-party” dinner with him (I use … Continue reading

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Extreme Bees

I got myself a beehive this spring.  So far, so good!  This is a pic of my bees’ version of air-conditioning… Having bees is fun and interesting.  I love watching their progress as they fill their ever-expanding hive with honey and … Continue reading

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Lawns: Friend or Foe?

In an effort to find people who fit our culture here at MOM’s, we just got done writing a very cool employment ad.  Among various traits, we’re looking for people who “don’t understand why people care so much about their … Continue reading

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