News, images and interviews focused on the people, places and natural resources of Maryland and Washington, D.C.

This website/blog was the winner of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), Washington, D.C. Pro Chapter Dateline Inaugural Blog Award – an award honoring excellence in journalism.

“The SPJ DC added a category for blogs in recognition of the impact this new form of news delivery has on society,” said Jim Bohannon, an award-winning radio and telephone broadcaster, at the SPJ awards ceremony, held on June 15, 2021.