Category Archives: Karen’s Log

This is where Karen writes about things!

Aggie Was Here!

Our  nutty Aggie departed this life on Thursday January 12, 2012. She apparently died of a stroke at home on the settle where she slept.  Aggie was a special girl who always seemed to leave an “impression” on those who knew her.  If you would like to add a comment below, we will treasure it as we attempt to collect our memories of this sweet dog.  We want to extend a special “thank you” to Angie and Mary of Capitol Critter Sitters, who found Aggie’s body and are always so incredibly thoughtful and kind.   For that matter, we want to say “Thank You” to everyone who attempted to understand and comfort this curious little beast during her 11 years with us.

Much love, Karen and Stew


A Love Letter to the Anacostia

The first time we sailed the Anacostia she snarled at us and spun our boat around like a pinwheel. But on a recent Saturday afternoon, a solid southerly delivered us under the South Street Bridge right to the edge of the new Nationals Ball Park.  Up a bit farther we saw the museum ship the USS Barry.  More than 22 ships were built in the Washington Navy Yard here in the Anacostia River. Even the USS Constitution, old Ironsides, was refit there in 1812.  Today, you see mostly motor cruisers, party boats with bands and the occasional sailing scow.