A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Welcoming in the Year of the Vulture 3 days ago My daughter the innkeeper. And, apparently, a slave-owner. Amber's school held a "Colonial Days" event, and all the fourth-graders were assigned various roles to play. According to her job description, innkeepers utilized slaves for cooking and cleaning (though none were portrayed by any of the...
  • Snowblind 2 weeks ago It's over. The great blizzard of 2016 has moved on, after dumping up to almost two feet (61 centimeters) of snow on the Washington, D.C. area. The storm doesn't have a catchy name like "Snowpocalypse" or "Snowmageddon" yet, but the Washington Post says the amount of snow that accumulated over the...
  • In and out of the cold 3 weeks ago My daughter shows off the card she made for students at an elementary school in Haiti. Amber's school recently organized a drive for school supplies to be sent to the Caribbean island nation.It was 21°F (-6°C) this morning as my wife took my daughter and me to the East Falls Church subway...
  • Destiny's butterly effect 2 months ago A new year is upon us, vacation is over and it's time to resume the usual routine. At this point in life I've stopped making resolutions, knowing that they're most likely to be broken and with the knowledge that the first of January is an arbitrarily drawn point in time that is ultimately...
  • Staycation 1 month ago Happy New Year. あけましておめでとうございます. 新年快樂. С Новым годом!In any language, here's hoping this year will be a good one for you. But hold off just yet in welcoming in the Year of the Monkey - that doesn't kick off until February 8, according to the lunar...

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09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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