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Apples to Apples

‘Tis the season…of apples. During the 16 years we’ve lived in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, where orchards cover hundreds of acres, apples have become a gala event in the Jones household. It started with an accidental tradition, albeit a delicious one. One year I discovered a dozen varieties of apples at a local farmers’ market. I […]

An Education in Nature

Because his parents never married, Leonardo da Vinci was not allowed to receive a formal education. He could not look forward to becoming a notary like his father or to holding any high office. What seemed like a very unfortunate circumstance actually turned out to be a gift. While spending hours roaming the fields surrounding […]