Tag Archives: Washington DC

Where am I? Who am I?

My son has embraced a new Facebook trend and turns out to have a talent for it. In the last week, he has posted: I am so DC I remember dat if u had 3 buckets and 2 sticks u … Continue reading

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I’ve seen pink snow

Feather-light pink flakes swirled in front of my windshield. I considered the situation carefully: the DC metro region has had its share of snow and hail in the last couple of weeks. More bad weather is forecast from Wednesday but … Continue reading

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No Harm Done

The lights were on and the engine was running but there was no-one in the car.  For two hours, nearly three, hundreds of tourists walked by and, if anyone stopped to try the door, no-one chose to get into my … Continue reading

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Elegant Irish Solution

Controversy swirls about the name of Washington’s football team. the Redskins. Many fans of the team find the name anachronistic and offensive to Native Americans. The answer came to me this morning at a produce stand: keep the name but … Continue reading

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A very 17th Street sort of Wedding

I know there will be griping because I have no good pictures of the grooms. No sooner had the celebrant pronounced Tom and Mike married than they were darting about pressing each of their 120 guests to a drink–and then … Continue reading

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Don’t forget your Clean Wipes

News reaches me from Washington DC that the Camelot strip club is trying to boost lunchtime business. They are encouraging local professionals (Transparency Towers is just one of the organizations headquartered close to the club) to bring their smart phones, ipads … Continue reading

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Dodging the Pregnancy Bullet In DC

A young woman of my acquaintance has no health insurance. At high school, she did not receive the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer. She is at an age and stage where many young women become single mothers. She and I … Continue reading

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A Kindness of Strangers

Last night was a bad time to leave my hooded raincoat hanging on the back of my office door for it was pouring this morning when I left the house. I didn’t even have an umbrella, because those are all … Continue reading

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Say Cheese at the National Harbor

“It won the Oscar of cheeses” Lavonya told us, describing a Wisconsin cheddar. Lavonya was standing in for the Maitre de Fromage at the Gaylord National last night, and did an excellent job. That girl knows her cheeses. Four of us were … Continue reading

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San Francisco: Suds, strippers, screws and so on

The door of the glove compartment in Steve’s ancient Honda was held shut by the leg of a pair of drug store glasses. “It got broken when I was a suds bud” he explained, and went on to tell the … Continue reading

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