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Not Quite 200 Years
       I regret having to inform Mr. Bill Mitchell, Master Watershed Steward of Chesapeake Bay and South River, that the silver maple Acer saccaharinum mentioned in Your Say of Jan. 4 had not been anchored for 200 years. 
Perhaps he based his calculation on counting growth rings on the cut surface of the stump.

It’s not always a straight path 

      Like a holiday box of chocolates (thanks Bill Vance, Betsy and Alex), this week’s paper brings you a variety of choices, all I hope to your taste. (And none, I hope, that sticky cough-medicine flavor that makes you say yuck!)
 A Tribute to a 200-Year-Old Tree 
     I was away the other day when my neighbor had a tree cut down.

Not so good? We’ve got you covered there, too

      Very often, my newspaper gives me just what I want. Plenty of puzzles to work over the splendidly empty days after Christmas. Insight into the world around me, from my community to the cosmos. Advertisers to fix what’s broken and bring me unexpected benefits, like the Pashmina shawl from Green Phoenix that’s kept me warm since Christmas.
Help Bend the Arc of the Universe
      The holiday season invites us not only to make resolutions for the New Year but also to reflect on our lives and our actions, our values and beliefs. It is the time when we turn the corner of the calendar from the darkest days to increasing light.
A Bird (and Cat) Story
     There seems to be a lot going on in the paper with birds lately. Here is my own bird story. 
Full Circle on Missing Birds
     I cannot believe the various responses regarding the plight of our birds. We still have a lack of participation, even with the woodpeckers. The squirrels are loving life. Thinking about roadkill to attract the eagles.
     Thanks Bay Weekly for providing this forum
The Mystery of the Missing Birds, Continued
Thanksgiving is a Wonderful Time to Remember We Are All Immigrants
     I am grateful for your cover and story in Nov. 16’s Bay Weekly.
Missing: Deale Songbirds
      I live on four acres in the woods
and have no birds at my feeders. They were abundant. Anyone else seeing this?
–Mike Stewart, Deale
Dining in the Field