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dreams: I’ll be on my suit and tie…

I had a very strange dream last night. I was maybe back in school, or maybe just a chaperone for a school band event, but my high school band director (as he looks today)1 was there and I kept running...

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personal: my weird brain

We’re all slaves to it, but none of us can really explain why it does what it does… unless you’re a neuroscientist, in which case… wow. But just this past week, I was reminded yet again that my brain just...

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photo: gambling gnomes?

I’ve heard of garden gnomes getting up to some strange things in backyards, but nothing prepared me for finding telltale signs of a gnome gambling ring in the planters on my patio… Having a ground floor patio in a multi-story...

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in DC: National Tree Equality…

Last week I made my annual (freezing) pilgrimage downtown to get a glance at the National Christmas Tree. This year, at least, I was smart enough to stop in for a few drinks first… for medicinal purposes, naturally! This year’s...

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metro: it is dark… again

Harkening back to a few years ago, a quick snap from Wednesday afternoon when… something was up with the power near Navy Yard. I saw the lights flicker in the office and thought I heard the HVAC reset, but no...

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42: ***Spotless

After almost–but not quite–20 years in DC, I sometimes think it would be nice if I could opt for a form of selective amnesia. I never watched “Eternal Sunshine” but I more or less guessed the plot and I was...

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quips: -tion…

Sometimes the silly quips about dating you trade back and forth in your youth end up still applying to your life in later years.

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42: birthday anxiety

It was at brunch this past Sunday that I really started to think about it, even though I’ve already been asked by the boy about our upcoming plans for my birthday. Just one month away, it’s not even a milestone,...

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metro: what’s your number?

I don’t mean your sleep number, or WMATA’s information number, or even the digits of that hottie you see everyday who doesn’t even take any notice of you, but the optimal number of minutes to your next train. Mine, in...

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in DC: Greyhound celebrates 100 years

One fun thing about working for a federal agency is getting to walk into work past some pretty cool event setups. This morning it was vintage Greyhound buses… WHAT: 100th Anniversary Celebration of intercity motor coach travel. The celebration will...

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photo: i [heart] DC

A little sidewalk chalk spotted on my Sunday morning walk to Meridian Hill Park… …eh, sometimes I’m kinda on the fence.

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weather: baby, it’s cold…

It’s almost impossible to believe that the DC area is getting snow tomorrow, until you remember that exactly one year ago… we got snow.

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queer: “that way”

Had an interesting experience in the cafeteria yesterday morning. I’d already brought in my breakfast, but accompanied a co-worker to get her morning nosh. Nothing out of the ordinary for my office routine. The only thing that usually changes is...

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fate: i am not! …oh

This morning’s horoscope seems to have finally figured out what to say to make it impossible to argue with. Harrumph!! Well played, horoscope… well played.