A Toast to the Chesatiki Bay

As we walk onto the crab deck, I can’t suppress a smile when I see a pair of red and yellow plastic palm trees. With the rolling Chesapeake farmlands as a backdrop, they look like two happy misfits determined to inject a little tropical spirit into the landscape. We’ve seen this phenomenon plenty of times […]

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The Oddest Driftwood

I’ve always wanted a ghost. Not a big terrifying apparition like in the movie Poltergeist. More like a congenial companion spirit who would float about giving the house a year-round Halloween feel and raising my boys’ neck hairs from time to time to show that science can’t explain everything. On my night stand I’ve amassed […]

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