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Year of the Goat

Thursday is my favorite day of the week. Friday contains just the faintest hint of a depressing aura because subconsciously I know it’s seven whole days before the next Friday; Saturday causes the depressing aura to blossom, what with Monday … Continue reading

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Go Ahead, Build a Wal-Mart Near My House?

In an attempt to keep abreast of what’s going on in our neighborhood, we recently joined an online community that consists of a bunch of message-boards upon which people–many of whom seemingly have nothing else to do all day long–post a lot of messages. … Continue reading

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Healthcare Fraud, Just Down the Block

A short story about why I’m so annoyed today: In the beginning of January, I took advantage of the new provisions in Obamacare to go to the doctor for my yearly, free, routine physical. Before I went, I called the … Continue reading

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A Baltimore Crab Feast

What do you do when you’re sitting by a person—a person you met about 10 minutes ago—and you realize that not only does the person have corn and pepper kernels lodged in his teeth, but also a strange orange substance smeared across his face, from … Continue reading

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The Terror That Strikes At Night

Meet Happy the Dog: my family’s 13-year-old golden retriever who is, bar none, the smartest and craftiest dog I’ve ever known. Golden retrievers are known as family friendly dogs: docile, sweet, and good-natured. Happy is all of those things during … Continue reading

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A Day

It’s good to live in the city, to walk down the busy street to a crowded restaurant on a Friday night, to head to the bookstore after dinner. It’s exciting to work in Washington, D.C., to take my lunch walks … Continue reading

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Why Nielsen Ratings Are Flawed: Explained

TV shows live and die by the Nielsen ratings–every season, brilliant yet underrated shows go off air because they couldn’t garner a big enough Nielsen audience. Friday Night Lights, my all time favorite show, was perennially in danger of cancellation … Continue reading

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Habeas Corpus: Explained

In 1933 Alabama, nine black males, aged 12 to 21, were accused of raping two white female teenagers. Twelve days after their arrest, the boys were brought into an Alabama court and presented with their “lawyers”: one, a forgetful, elderly … Continue reading

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Hello, and Greetings

A blog’s first post is a tricky beast, so we’ll keep this short. You’ll have plenty of time to figure out who we are in the days and weeks ahead. First, why are we writing this blog? The simple answer … Continue reading

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