Melanie Choukas-Bradley has been a long-time freelance contributor to The Washington Post and many other publications. Below are some of the more prominent selections from her contributions.
(Mar. 24, 2017) “Worried about the cherry blossoms? You may have ‘phenology anxiety.'”
Melanie’s op-ed about the worry that natural occurrences are seriously out of whack.
(Sep. 1, 2008) “A Creek Runs Through It”
Rock Creek meanders through Montgomery County for more than 20 miles and is marked by nature’s beauty.
(Jul. 17, 2007) “Let’s Keep the Country in Montgomery”
An essay on behalf of the country’s rural areas, and Montgomery County’s in particular.
(Feb/Mar 2007) “Where Water Goes”
Melanie writes about her beloved Rock Creek Park in the organization’s Arts & Literature issue.
(Jul. 2, 2006) “Lessons Along Rock Creek”
Melanie assesses Rock Creek Park after a storm, including the area with “her” meditation rock.
(Jan. 20, 2005) “On This Historic Day, Hail to the Leaf”
Capitol Hill tress fall to age, security, and construction.
(May 30, 2002) “Every Tree Counts: A D.C. Census of What Grows Where”
Melanie provides a peek inside a little-known event.
(2002) “The Proverbial Word to the Wise: Where There’s a Will There’s a Cliché
…and the Voice of the Ages”
First published in The Washington Post.
(Mar. 9, 2001) “Vignette: Synchronicity on Ice”
A personal account of taking part in the 2001 Eastern Synchronized Team Skating Champtionship.
(Jan. 14, 1999) “Jackson’s Magnolias Lose Their Currency”
A look back on the former President’s legacy at the White House and on the twenty-dollar bill.
(Jun. 8, 1998) “The Getaway: All-Women’s Gatherings”
Girlfriend getaways have evolved over the years, reflecting women’s shifting roles.
(June 9, 1997) “Reflection”
Thoughts on a statue in the Bishop’s Garden of the Washington National Cathedral.
(Mar. 1, 1985) “Late-Winter Wanderings Admiring the Beauty of Winter Trees”
A cold-weather tour of the city’s more common trees.
(Aug. 5, 1983) “Thanks to ‘Boss’ Shepherd, You’ve Got It Made in the Shade”
Melanie takes a look back at D.C.’s tree-planting legacy.