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Exploring DC :: Part 3 (Postal Museum)

The National Postal Museum is part of the Smithsonian Museum. It is an enormous building, filled with all sorts of things related to the mail. There was no way to get through it in my sub-60 minute time slot. I made the best of it. Visitors can take up to…

Exploring DC :: Part 1 (NPR Store and the Guard)

I spent this last week working in DC. I’ll write about some boring stuff, then some fun stuff. Boring stuff.¬†Work was done at the EPA (Crystal City office), all 3 Senate and 3 House offices, and the USDA. Participating in the regulation process (EPA) was interesting; participating in the lobbying…

Our State Fair is a great State Fair

I dropped off state fair entries last night. It’s fun to visit the fairgrounds in the week leading up to opening day — no crowds, no fighting at spraygrounds and playgrounds, in-progress exhibits — all fun to compare to the fair after opening day arrives. Here I am, loading up.…

Dead Out :: An Autopsy

I can guess the reason that this hive died, but I will never know for sure. Background. My local utility called about a storm damaged bee tree (learn more at this link). I moved the colony from the tree to a hive in the rainy darkness, so the situation was…