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Washington Antiquarian Book Fair – April 28-29, 2017

In an era torn by partisan division and “fake news,” the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair is offering a welcome antidote: its 42nd annual celebration of books, knowledge and learning, April 28-29, 2017, in the heart of our nation’s capital.

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41st Annual Washington Antiquarian Book Fair

Book lovers rejoice: the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair returns to our nation’s capital! Celebrating its 41st year, the Fair returns this March 4-5, 2016 featuring new and longtime favorite exhibitors and collections. Over the course of two days, the fair...

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wishes: Somewhere that’s green…

I absolutely hate moving, but while looking over a friend’s shoulder at craigslist apartment rental ads this weekend, I noticed the following house for rent that made me think, “Hm… maybe moving wouldn’t be so bad!” At $2,999, it’s a...

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Baseball, Cherry Blossoms, Parking Lots and Metro Delays

That would probably be the DC version of that old (and new) Chevrolet jingle. Clearly metro is ready, this cheesy (marshmallowy?) peeps video notwithstanding, for the throngs of baseball fans this weekend. The Washington Nationals season opener is this Sunday...

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What If…?

No disrespect to anyone affected by last night’s devastating fire, I still can’t believe that I slept through it all. I suppose the happy hour drinks contributed to that. The pictures I saw online were just amazing, I can’t possibly...

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Oooooh… No they didn’t!

From On the Red Line comes a very funny discovery: The Washington Post publishes a fine array of puzzles. Although I’m primarily a cryptoquote fan, I also enjoy the Hasbro Scrabble Gram that runs every day. You are given four...

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The Year of Brian?

Well, it sounds better than The Weekend of Brian, right? That’s what it seems to be, however. Fri/Sat, I got yet another much needed break and visited Justin’s family at the Chesapeake. We had dinner at Stoney’s (oh those crab...

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Whoa… what?!

I realize everyone has a choice in their morning paper and their free daily, I generally read Express, a child of the Washington Post because it seemed a less offensive choice than the Examiner which is kinda tabloid’y, or the...

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people fill the world with narrow confidence

War war is stupid And people are stupid And love means nothing In some strange quarters Culture Club, “The War Song” Bush acknowledged that “these are challenging times” and said “they’re straining the psyche of our country.” “We’re not leaving...

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they said it couldn’t happen here

From DCist, Anti-Gay Marriage Initiative To Be Filed in District A ballot initiative to define marriage as a union between a man and woman is set to be introduced before the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, DCist has been...

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Morning Headlines

If you haven’t watched The Boondocks, “The Return of the King,” you really should.* Coretta Scott King Dies at 78 “I’m more determined than ever that my husband’s dream will become a reality,” King said soon after his slaying, a...

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Don’t play with it in public

As a follow-up to the previous posting, the UK released a campaign this year to help advise citizens not to take safety (personal and/or possessions) for granted: Acquisitive Crime Resources. This Engadget article has larger images from the campaign, they’re...

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appropriate protocols

My account of Metro’s inappropriate and unsafe “appropriate protocols” | lugnochro.blogspot.com A BlogSpot user’s account of being mugged on the Red Line this past Thursday and Metro’s response to the situation. A group of young girls took her iPod and...

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self-branding

I know I’m a geek, no need to tell me, I’ll happily tattoo it onto my own ass. The following response from today’s John Kelly’s Washington Live chat cracked me up. It came up earlier in the chat about leaving...

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Washington, The Nation’s Weather Wimp

Washington, The Nation’s Weather Wimp *snicker* Can someone explain to me why the capital of the richest and most powerful country in the world needs to be shut down by the mere threat of an eight-inch snowstorm? Are people in...