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Gardens and cultural memory

Most gardens are in predictable places and are organised in predictable ways. On entering an English suburban garden, for example, one expects to see a lawn bordered by hedges and flowerbeds, a hard surface with a table for eating al fresco on England’s two days of summer, and a water feature quietly burbling in a corner. In warmer places, such gardens are not necessarily expected yet are still there. Some years ago I happened to be passing through the Iranian city of Abadan, at the southern end...
Tags: Books, Japan, England, Featured, Washington, China, Iran, History, World, West, Pakistan, Korea, Peru, Surrey, British, Gardens

Play of the Day: Trump's Visit To Mount Vernon

The current president had some suggetsions for the first president.
Tags: Management, Trump, Mount Vernon

Ladies Of Mt. Vernon Have Trump’s Back, Deny Embarrassing Report

The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association put out a statement Wednesday denying the embarrassing Politico report detailing President Donald Trump’s ignorance during a tour of Mt. Vernon with French President Emmanuel Macron. “Mount Vernon has a firm, long-standing policy of not commenting on the details of high-profile visits to the home of George Washington,” they wrote in a statement. “However, we believe in the importance of ensuring that reports about events that take place at Mount Vernon are...
Tags: News, Washington, Politico, Donald Trump, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Mount Vernon Ladies Association, Kate Riga, Emmanuel Macron Mount Vernon

Anderson Cooper roasts Trump for reported George Washington comment

CNN's Anderson Cooper roasts President Trump after a Politico report detailed Trump's "truly bizarre" trip to Mount Vernon last year with French President Emmanuel Macron, in which he reportedly criticized George Washington for not better naming the estate.
Tags: News, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, George Washington, Mount Vernon

Anderson Cooper roasts Trump for reported Washington comment

CNN's Anderson Cooper roasts President Trump after a Politico report detailed Trump's "truly bizarre" trip to Mount Vernon last year with French President Emmanuel Macron, in which he reportedly criticized George Washington for not better naming the estate.
Tags: News, Washington, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, George Washington, Mount Vernon

Police Confirm Bodies Found in the Dominican Republic Belong to Missing New York Couple

After two bodies were found in the Dominican Republic near the site of a car crash where the missing New York couple would have been driving, authorities have confirmed that one of the bodies has been identified as the missing woman.According to the New York Daily News, police said 32-year-old Portia Ravenelle was found unconscious on March 27th on a road that leads to the international airport in Santo Domingo.Ravenelle was rushed to a local hospital, where she died on April 4th.The woman was i...
Tags: New York, News, Jazz, Orlando, Dominican Republic, New York Daily News, Ny Daily News, Hollis, Moore, Mount Vernon, Ravenelle, Sad News, John Hollis, Orlando Moore, Portia Ravenelle, Diario Libre

Opinion: What George Washington means to Donald Trump

Visiting Mount Vernon with French President Emmanuel Macron, the least curious American president in history heard one thing that surely caught his attention, according to an account in Politico.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, George Washington, Mount Vernon

What George Washington means to Donald Trump

Michael D'Antonio writes that President Donald Trump's visit to Mount Vernon shows his complete disregard for American history and past presidents, making him likely to repeat the failures of those who came before him.
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Michael D Antonio

Politico: Trump criticizes George Washington for not better naming Mt. Vernon

President Donald Trump paid a visit to Mount Vernon last year with French President Emmanuel Macron, and according to new details relayed by associates to Politico, the experience was "truly bizarre."
Tags: Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, George Washington, Mount Vernon

Is this general humor deafness or a special symptom-of-Trump-derangement deafness?

On a tour of Mount Vernon, President Trump said: "If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it. You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you."At Politico, the headline is: "Trump’s ‘truly bizarre’ visit to Mt. Vernon/The 45th president — no student of history — marveled at the first president’s failure to name his historic compound after himself." So many things are "bizarre" if you don't get that other people are using humor. Trump's remark is one of the funniest things he's ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Boredom, Trump, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Eliana Johnson, Daniel Lippman, Ann Althouse, Misreadings, Trump rhetoric, Trump derangement syndrome, Bradburn, Doug Bradburn

Trump Critiques Mt. Vernon: ‘If He Was Smart, He Would’ve Put His Name On It’

President Donald Trump had some advice for America’s first President, befuddled by George Washington’s decision not to name Mount Vernon after himself. “If he was smart, he would’ve put his name on it,” Trump said during a tour with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte last April. “You’ve got to put your name on stuff or no one remembers you.” According to Politico, tour guide Doug Bradburn pointed out that Washington did snag the U.S. capital. Trump laughed and acknowledged...
Tags: News, Washington, Politico, America, Donald Trump, Trump, Emmanuel Macron, George Washington, Mount Vernon, Macron, Brigitte, Macrons, Kate Riga, Bradburn, Doug Bradburn

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is starting to show its flower power

The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs through April in Mount Vernon and the surrounding area.
Tags: News, Entertainment, Events, Mount Vernon

Shoplifting suspect fatally hit by car after being Tased by Mount Vernon police

A man suspected of shoplifting was Tased by a Mount Vernon police officer while running across Freeway Drive. He collapsed onto the road, then was struck by a vehicle and killed.
Tags: Crime, News, Local News, Northwest, Puget Sound, Mount Vernon, Freeway Drive

Sponsored: Keeping up with the Washingtons: Historians find evidence of the first sofa in Virginia

The front parlor at Mount Vernon reopens with a fancy bright blue sofa.
Tags: News, Virginia, Explore, Mount Vernon, NWhomes

The best things to do in Skagit

Between the cities of Seattle and Vancouver lies Skagit County, Washington, a region of just over 100,000 people best known as an agricultural hub. But the Skagit Valley has much more than just farmland. Breathtaking saltwater views give way to tulip fields, accessed by an expansive system of hiking trails winding their way through the countryside. Add famous bridges, a restored silent movie house, and a few bald eagles and you get the perfect excuse to turn into an area many pass right throu...
Tags: Travel, Washington, Netherlands, Vancouver, Washington State, Seattle, Pacific Northwest, All, Burlington, Rockport, COLUMBUS Ohio, Mount Vernon, Bonnie, Easton, Washington Park, San Juan Islands

Interview: Chuck Israels

Bassist Chuck Israels is probably best known for his work in the Bill Evans Trio between 1961 and 1966—a golden, delicate period for Evans. But Chuck also played with Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Gary Burton, Hampton, Hawes, Dave Pike, Gerry Mulligan and many other jazz greats. Chuck also has had a vast playing and recording career as a leader of his own groups. On March 6, Chuck will be in New York for a rare performance at Dizzy's Coca-Cola (go here). The Chuck Israels Sextet features Chuck on...
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A La Carte (February 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few solid titles from Crossway. This is going to be an “A La Carte only” week at the blog. I finished up the first draft of a book last week and am in a lot of pain from doing so (context). So I’m going to mostly stop typing for the week and hope it helps. I’ve also got an appointment with a specialist this week (that, coincidentally, was booked months ago) and hope to get some better answers about what’s going on. Love in Africa: It Costs You So...
Tags: Washington, Africa, Blogging, Jesus, Philadelphia, Princeton, Christ, A La Carte, Mount Vernon, Stephen Nichols, Joe Carter, La Carte, SBTS, Steven Lawson, Andrew Roycroft, Ligonier Teaching Fellows

Remembering the Importance of George Washington ~ LISTEN

Opinion George Washington USA – -( When you observe Presidents’ Day, whether you are spending a long weekend with friends and family or just relaxing and catching up on chores or hobbies, take some time to reflect on why this holiday is so important to our country. What we now call Presidents’ Day was originally the national recognition of the birth of President George Washington. As a country, we have celebrated Washington’s birth since 1800 (the year after Washington died) be...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Washington, America, Pennsylvania, Republican Party, Newt Gingrich, Trump, George Washington, Trenton, Mount Vernon, Delaware River, U S House of Representatives, Continental Congress, Fort Necessity, Gun Rights News

QUICK ENDING! Presidents Day Trip Sweepstakes 3/3 1PPD18+

Enter for your chance to win a trip for two to Washington, DC from where you will get a VIP tour of Mount Vernon and also receive a $1,000 gift card! Click Here to Enter Grand Prize (1):... Click to read more...
Tags: Washington, Frugality, Mount Vernon, Daily Entries, Ending in March, Trips & Travel Prizes

Bob Freedman (1934-2018)

Robert M. Freedman, a jazz pianist, saxophonist and Grammy-winning arranger who orchestrated for artists ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Harry Belefonte to Maynard Ferguson and Paul Simon, and scored theme music for TV shows, including ABC's Monday Night Football, died on Dec. 22, 2018. He was 84. Bob was a long-time JazzWax reader and an avid email correspondent, particularly whenever I posted on Ferguson or Pomeroy. I was informed late last year that Bob might have passed away, a fact I relaye...
Tags: Abc, Boston, Paul Simon, Arizona, Broadway, Army, Jazz, Ferguson, Bob, Quincy Jones, Chet Baker, Cranston, Berry, Newport, Scottsdale Ariz, Mount Vernon

Trump Asks Appeals Court To Consider How Great His Hotels Are

Facing a lawsuit claiming that he is violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause by remaining financially linked to his Washington, D.C., hotel, President Trump argued last week that there are many reasons why foreign governments and lobbyists would want to stay at his hotel. Trump’s lawyers wrote in a brief filed in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that there’s no way to prove that a foreign official looking to curry favor with the White House would stay at a Trump Organization hotel o...
Tags: News, Maryland, Obama, Washington, White House, Doj, Trump, Fourth Circuit, Mount Vernon, Trump Organization, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit Court, Old Post Office, England Portugal, Muckraker, Trump Swamp

Weekly Primer: Take A Closer Look At Zinke’s Deputy, Waiting In The Wings

Just like Scott Pruitt, Ryan Zinke had a deregulatory insurance policy in case of his resignation: A fossil fuel lobbyist waiting in the wings. President Donald Trump announced Saturday that Zinke would be out of his job as secretary of the Interior Department by the end of the year. Whoever Zinke’s replacement is — Trump said he would name a successor soon — the department will for the time being likely be left in the hands of the deputy secretary, David Bernhardt. Like Acting EPA Administra...
Tags: New York, News, Maryland, Washington Post, Wings, Commerce, Epa, Halliburton, District Of Columbia, Interior Department, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Ross, Forbes, Trump, Interior

DOJ Cites Mount Vernon Tourist Website To Defend Trump In Emoluments Case

The Justice Department finds itself mired in a high-stakes game of warding off pending evidence requests in a state attorneys general emoluments lawsuit against Donald Trump, but took an odd tack in emergency appeal: citing a Mount Vernon tourist website to claim that George Washington did business with foreign governments. The website lists “Ten Facts About the Gristmill” at Mount Vernon, providing tidbits for tourists, elementary school students preparing reports on American history, and DO...
Tags: News, Washington, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Southpaw, George Washington, Circuit Court, Mount Vernon, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, England Portugal, Muckraker, Trump Swamp, Josh Kovensky, Jamaica New York City

Mount Vernon NY Unveils First Arts, Culture & Heritage Master Plan

Mayor Richard Thomas' Weekly Report City of Mount Vernon, New York December 15, 2018 Mount Vernon Unveils First Arts, Culture & Heritage Master Plan - Designed to Spur Economic Growth Mayor Richard Thomas unveiled Mount Vernon’s first Arts, Culture & Heritage Master Plan, a blueprint for economic development that capitalizes on the city’s rich history as a home to legendary singers, actors and entertainers, such as Nina Simone, Denzel Washington, Dick Clark. P. Diddy and Heav...
Tags: New York City, Religion, Thomas, Mount Vernon, Richard Thomas, New York State Council, William J Zick, Richard Thomas Weekly, Report City of Mount Vernon New York, Nina Simone Denzel Washington Dick Clark P Diddy, Chantelle Okarter

Lumberjacks in East Bakersfield has closed

A letter left on the restaurant's window has shown that Lumberjacks on Mount Vernon has closed its doors.The note read: To all our loyal customers who have supported Lumberjacks this past year! We are saddened to say that we will be closing the restaurant, today will be the last day.We have appreciated you.Thank you from all of us here at Lumberjacks. 23ABC has reached out to Lumberjacks for specifics on the closing.
Tags: Local News, Lumberjacks, Mount Vernon, East Bakersfield

Two Teens Discovered a 6,000-Year-Old Stone Ax at Mount Vernon

A group of students last month was involved with the discovery of a stone artifact nearly 6,000 years old while on a school trip to Mount Vernon, and officials are characterizing the find as particularly noteworthy. The item, a stone ax head approximately seven inches long and three inches wide, is believed to be work…Read more...
Tags: Science, Teens, Discoveries, Archaeology, Artifacts, Mount Vernon, Ax

Students find 6,000-year-old ax at George Washington estate

MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — Six millennia after a stone ax was carved, it was rediscovered by a pair of Ohio teens on an archaeological dig at George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. The Washington Post reports Mount Vernon officials announced the Oct. 12 find Wednesday. They called it a major discovery that provides a look […]
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‘SpongeBob NoPants’ and body paint: Halloween offers Seattle-area nudists chance to celebrate amid fading popularity

"You have a lot of options for costumes when it doesn’t matter if you’re naked or not naked," says one Mount Vernon nudist. "As the night goes on, the costumes usually start to come off. By the end of the evening, people might not be wearing much of anything."
Tags: News, Life, Lifestyle, Dance, Nation, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Nightlife, Oddities, Puget Sound, Eastside, Mount Vernon

Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 10/12 – 10/18

So many fun Fall and Halloween festivals this weekend to attend with the family. Along with some concerts and other fun events! Definitely something for everyone to enjoy. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: NW Fall Consignment Sale Roundup 2018 PNW Fall Festivals & Pumpkin Patches – Western Washington for 2018 Portland Staycation Ideas Seattle Staycation Ideas NW Weekend Getaway Ideas on a Budget (updated weekly) And if you find a f...
Tags: Budget, Entertainment, Portland, Party, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Hillsboro, Barnes, Tukwila, Western Washington, Mount Vernon, Lattin

Check out giant pumpkins in Skagit Valley

Great pumpkins are in competition at a Mount Vernon weigh-off.
Tags: Photography, News, Local News, Mount Vernon, Skagit Valley