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Feeling Like Stealing

I am officially on vacation through the fourth of July, therefore I am lazy, therefore it's a good day for Sunday Stealing! (Somehow, I missed the first 100 questions, but such is life.) 101. Name 4 things you always have with you. My wedding rings, my wallet, a picture of Sonnyeboy with my mom, and a letter from my late friend Tommy. 102. How many SERIOUS exes do you have? SERIOUS exes? As opposed to... Read more →

There Was A Wedding June 16th

I went to a wedding last Saturday -- truly one of the coolest, most fun weddings I've been to in quite some time. My nephew and his True Love tied the knot at the North Hall of Eastern Market right here in DC. There were some traditional bits, some unique bits, and lots and lots of smiles. The ceremony was so sweet -- the couple wrote their own vows and both of them choked up... Read more →

Well, They Bought Me Lunch

For the last two years I've been serving on the Alumni Board of the College of Arts and Humanities at my alma mater, the University of Maryland. It's been fun -- the main purpose of the Board is to come up with ideas and plans for events that connect alumni with students. In the past, the Board sponsors a yearly event that included a keynote speaker, networking tables, and a career fair. It was a... Read more →

Coughy McCougherson

Well, I declare myself over my latest bout of bronchitis. I suspected it was coming on a week ago Friday. I had a fairly sore spot in my throat, but no other symptoms; however, I have learned the hard way that this particular symptom is the first step down the slippery slope of horribleness. Joe was working the late shift that night, as he is wont to do, so I took my usual subway and... Read more →

Yes, Copy Editors Are Important!

I saws this entry in DC Blogs -- a man after my own heart; thank you, Jon Lowder -- and decided to post some of the mistakes I've spotted recently in the Washington Post and the Post Express. The Simple Typo First, a simple typo that probably could have been caught by an automated spellchecker. So if the writer didn't use one, shame on him/her! Can you spot it? Math Is Hard Please, do your... Read more →