Monthly Archives: August 2014

Of Rapture and Vanishing Species

One of my favorite places in the Washington, DC, area is the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal which stretches almost 185 miles along the north Bank of the Potomac River. It’s the country’s longest and skinniest National Park, beginning in DC’s … Continue reading

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Shaved

I shaved my beard and mustache a couple of days ago. It was, as Mick Jagger sings, time for a change (is it as déclassé to quote the Stones as it is to quote Shakespeare or Molière? I don’t know.) … Continue reading

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Bruno

A good friend of mine died recently, and though we had neither spoken nor seen each other for decades, his death is impacting me deeply. I suppose this has a lot to do with reaching the age where one loses … Continue reading

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Southland Comfort

It is time for my annual rant against convenience stores. In the early 80s when I was unemployed and developing a strong taste for bad vodka, my sole daily meal often was two 7-Eleven hotdogs slathered with free condiment. The … Continue reading

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