Monthly Archives: March 2012

Aftermath, Again

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A Modest Last Hurrah

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A Night at the Hotel

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The Singer

It is 3:30 in the afternoon and clouds are massing for a summer storm. Three years ago at this time of the year, my area of Virginia was buried under two consecutive snowfalls that crippled the state and federal governments.  … Continue reading

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    My Ferrari will find a new home next week, hopefully, and though I’ll be sorry to see it go, it’s time. It is certainly among the most beautiful cars ever created, and of all the automobiles designed by … Continue reading

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The Scam

I have in my hand (I am not quoting the late, great, Senator Joe McCarthy) a check for $6,000 from James Madison University addressed to me and dated mid-February. I could use $6,000—who couldn’t—but unfortunately the check is part of … Continue reading

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Footnotes

  So here, as Michael Scott might say, is the deal-io.  Try to estimate the number of people who have figured in your life in more than a transitory manner: The grandparents you barely knew but had to visit anyway, … Continue reading

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