Monthly Archives: August 2010

Kindles and Browsing Books

The Kindle becomes more and more attractive, beginning with its mere 8 ounces — a few small bananas, part of an average cup of coffee, less than a can of soup — and moving on to its dropping price. Books … Continue reading

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…except Midwest Airlines

Midwest Airlines deserves to be included in the phrase above whenever someone indulges in another rant about the decline of airline service. The company seems to use a lot of Embraer planes, which have one or two leather seats on … Continue reading

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Thank You, Bolt Bus :)

My daughter, Rachel, and I had a mini-crisis as we drove from Washington, DC, to Mahwah, New Jersey, yesterday.  We weren’t exactly lost, but we didn’t know the number of the highway that we needed. “There’s an 8 in it,” … Continue reading

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How Many Blocks?

One has to wonder how many blocks would suffice to ease the distress of those who object to the Islam Cultural Center being proposed near the former site of the World Trade Center. Would five more blocks be sufficient? Or … Continue reading

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Memory Making

People may come to DC to visit the places we expect tourists to see — museums and monuments aplenty! But the city has lots of special events as well, and the latest one is — cupcakes. Two sisters opened a … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Market and Tomato Elixir

Another Saturday in August means a trip to the Mount Pleasant farmers’ market. Neighbor Jennifer and I went together. By noon, the tomatoes — black, Japanese, Beefsteak, a few brilliant yellows and other heirlooms — burbled on the stove with … Continue reading

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Who Knows What?

A new website is needed. The goal would be to bring together those findings about the percentages of Americans who think we fought the Revolutionary War against Mexico or Japan, and the ones who point to the map at what … Continue reading

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