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Poem for Tuesday and Mason Neck Eagles


For Selma
By Langston Hughes

In places like
Selma, Alabama,
Kids say,
    In places like
    Chicago and New York...
In places like
Chicago and New York
Kids say,
    In places like
    London and Paris...
In places like
London and Paris
Kids say,
    In places like
    Chicago and New York...

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I had a very nice holiday Monday! We all went to Mason Neck State Park in Virginia along with my friend Annmarie, who moved back to the greater DC area last fall but whom I've scarcely gotten to see since then. The park is famous for its nesting eagles, and we managed to find a pair of them near one of the boardwalks. There was ice on Belmont Bay but also snails and seagulls, and the sun on the water was beautiful. On the way back to Annmarie's, we stopped for Starbucks for the men and Cold Stone for the women (I have priorities for my calories and they involve chocolate chips), plus we visited with her cats!















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Since this was just about the only evening this week when Adam did not have plans either to see friends at different colleges or to work on an accounting project, and since it was MLK Day, we went to see Selma. It is excellent -- yes, some historical inaccuracies, just like those universal stories of the human spirit The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything, but terrific acting and very good directing, extremely well-paced, especially the saddest scene in the movie, which is a stunner. Really, the Academy had to nominate Meryl again for a mediocre role while ignoring Lorraine Toussaint?
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