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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • Capitalizing on the start of a Boarish Year 2 weeks ago Hockey Night in the District of ColumbiaIt's been an eventful few weeks since I last posted something on this blog in the middle of January. Conversely, I haven't had anything to blog about because of those eventful few weeks. As you may or may not recall in this age of short media attention spans,...
  • Snowlough 2 months ago A lone snowflake holds out against melting on the glass of a bus stop in Falls ChurchA snowstorm + a government shutdown = a snowlough. I can't take credit for this equation as I saw it on Facebook on Sunday morning, but it is an apt description for the current state of affairs. This weekend has...
  • And another one is in the books 2 months ago Selfie op at the National Building MuseumA happiest of New Years to one and all! No resolutions this year, other than to pass my Amharic exam in the summer so that we can leave for Addis Ababa as scheduled at the end of July. Our departure for our third tour is no doubt the biggest thing on the...
  • Getting refined in Richmond 3 months ago The Illuminate Light Show at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VirginiaAnd the furlough goes on. It looks like it I won't be returning to (paid) work until Monday at the earliest (which, of course, is New Year's Eve), but  all the major news outlets are reporting that the government shutdown is...
  • Joyous Holidays to Ye All* 3 months ago *How William Shakespeare might wish everyone "Happy Holidays". However, the few Christmas-related quotes from the Bard sound anything but joyous (Easter being the main Christian festival in Elizabethan England) - even "Twelfth Night" has little to do with the holiday. See below...If there is one...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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