Author Archives: Richard Ellis

About Richard Ellis

. Currently I am a docent and a member of the Further Education Dept. at the Smithsonian Institute. My interests are many including: history, current affairs, the environment, education, digital photography, dogs, exercise, gardening, travel,fitness, films, theater, classical rock, folk & country music and more that I cannot think of at the moment

As I walk along the streets where you live…

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Suffering on the Streets of our Nation’s capital caught by a local scultpter

It is hard to walk down the streets of DC without noticing that not everybody is as lucky in life as we are. Just when you think you have hit rock bottom, monuments like this remind us how fortunately we … Continue reading

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From the Heart

Originally posted on Free Flow by Richard Ellis:
I am not sure who or what you are but my heart bleeds for your presence. Loneliness is far more difficult to manage than the text books tell us. In my 56…

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From the Heart

I am not sure who or what you are but my heart bleeds for your presence. Loneliness is far more difficult to manage than the text books tell us. In my 56 years of life I have seen both good … Continue reading

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Is the World Spinning into Insanity PLEASE READ

Following the current events can truly sicken anybody. I feel so disturbed that I felt I needed to write about it. First, the travesty of MH17. There is no doubt this was a horrible event, but my heart is equally … Continue reading

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Get me out of the Rain

Walking along my morning path I am surprised to see this cute little guy , we are both looking for a place to seek shelter from the stormy skies

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If You’re Leaving …I am Going with You

On April 27, 2014 the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History will close the Fossil Hall to reconstruct the area to accommodate a brand new T-REX the museum just acquired. The Fossil Hall will reopen in 2019. To celebrate this unparalleled collection, … Continue reading

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