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The Yakkers

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Blah, Blah, Blah Everybody knows one. That guy or gal itching to bend your ear. So eager to talk they would chat with a corpse if no one else was around. I once worked with someone who was so verbose that if she cornered you it was known as being “pinned down under heavy fire.” […]

Guiding: “No Comment”

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And the Laugh’s on Zuckerberg Well, the Fall guiding season is in full swing in our Nation’s Capitol with adults here to see the sights and visiting eighth-grade students here to prevent them from doing it. Just kidding. Sort of. I have guided adult mid-westerners on a retirement getaway, perhaps even from the grand children, […]

Brunacini: Jesus on a Firetruck

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He Came From The Desert The man called “Bruno” died Sunday, age 80, apparently with, as they say, “his boots on.” As chief of the Phoenix fire department and afterwards, he was a constant professional presence, lecturing to the four corners of the world. He spoke the gospel according to Alan and he amassed legions […]

Stephen Paddock: Why?

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“Lone Wolf, Anti-Social, God Complex” Paddock, who killed 58 and wounded nearly 500 in Vegas last weekend, apparently left no clear indication of the reason for his rampage. The FBI and others are investigating every aspect of his life and so far no motive has emerged. Perhaps one never will. According to the Bureau of […]

Ford’s: A Salesman

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Of Willy and Bernie Thanks to knowing the “right” people, for once in my life, I was able to attend the dress rehearsal for Arthur Miller’s legendary play, Death of a Salesman, at Ford’s theater this past week. Set mostly in New York City in 1948, there is precious little difference between Willy Loman’s world […]

Guiding: Springtime, Sort Of

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Out and About The snow is nearly melted from the other day’s surprise weather and the pace of the guiding season is picking up. To wit, some images from around town. Scaffolding is up at the Jefferson Memorial as they repair (at least) the interior lighting. Generally speaking, the major memorials are in poor condition […]

History: Some Presidential Tweets

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General George Washington on Traitor Benedict Arnold Damn that Arnold, traitor turn-coat, left wife behind too, no worry-we will treat her well–pretty young thing. ¬†SO SAD! Adams to Jefferson on Missing His Inauguration¬† Tommy, skipping the big “do”, catching early stage to Philly, give Sally a kiss and my best to the kiddies. DRESS WARM! […]

Walk-About: An Obvious Gem

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My third career has made a walker of me, first for work and now for exercise and pleasure, as well. Though I never would have guessed it before, there are few places I need to go in the city that are farther away then a 75-minute brisk walk. If you would have asked me how […]

Christmas in DC

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Rudolph Pulls It Off “National Weather Service reports a Dense Fog Advisory issued for December 24, 2016 until December 25, 2016 at 6:00 am eastern standard time. Visibilities: One quarter mile or less. Impacts: Areas of dense fog will cause sudden reductions in visibility and create dangerous driving conditions. Area affected: District of Columbia.” You […]

Words: A Tree Falls

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There was a horrible accident in the Los Angeles area this past weekend when a large tree fell on a wedding party killing one person and injuring others, including a young child. Perhaps it’s the circumstances, a wedding celebration, and the “struck by lightning” nature of the event that is both compelling and repelling at […]

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