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2018 Delaware Wetlands Conference

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This is the 8th Delaware Wetlands Conference, hosted by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC). Wetlands make up a quarter of the land in Delaware and play a vital role in the health of the Chesapeake. The conference began in 2001 as a small gathering at Cape Henlopen State Park (my […]

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Toastmasters – Completion of CC

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For my 10th speech, I ‘inspired my audience’ to “Ride Like You’re Eleven”. This was the final speech in the Competent Communications Manual. As described by the Club Secretary, “Scott spoke of his adventurous childhood, the inventive rides, and the love of the surrounding landscape, and urged the listeners to get inspiration from nature regardless […]

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Hawaii State Society of Washington D.C.

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I attended Hawaii State Society of Washington D.C. 2017 Holiday Party at Accokeek VFD Training & Activity Center. Lots of aloha and ono food! HSS is a social organization that bridges the people of Hawaii and the D.C. area community. Its mission: “…promoting the culture and traditions of the people of Hawai’i, and spreading the […]

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Civil War Defenses of Washington Tour

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It was a peripatetic excursion with Park Ranger Steve Phan touring Fort Davis and Fort DuPont, colored by airborn flakes, snowy leaves, thorny bushes. It was the District’s first snow of the year and my first fort tour. Under the National Park Service, the Civil War Defenses of Washington program brings attention to the pearl necklace of Civil […]