Miscellaneous

“Darling, I Love You But Give Me Park Avenue”

August 27, 2014 Miscellaneous

We live on Park Avenue. It is a beautiful tree-lined street in an historic part of town.  But it is not what you think:  It is not Park Avenue in New York City. And that is because we live in Baltimore. That is the thing about this city.  For every street, bridge, monument, or tourist […]

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Loser Walking

July 5, 2014 Miscellaneous

Guest Post By Raymond Koehler I have written for my brother’s law blog before and received a nice response. In fact, Jamie said my post got more responses than any of his own posts. One thing you must know about Jamie, or, to use his more professional sounding name, “Jamison,” is that he is the […]

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These Hours Undo Me

July 3, 2014 Miscellaneous

After dinner, my brother joins the younger generation in a game of Ultimate Frisbee. I opt to sit out of the game, joining our mother on the sidelines instead. My brother used to be the organizer. There was not a game played at Cape Cod – a game of Scrabble or Kick the Can or […]

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I Will Miss The Conference Room

April 27, 2014 Miscellaneous

The Academy Award-nominated documentary The Invisible War begins with the individual stories of men and women who had been raped while serving in the military.  We then see one of the women, Kori Cioca, driving across the country to come to D.C.  The movie climaxes with the meeting of the women in the conference room […]

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An “F” in Grammar for the Washington Post

April 25, 2014 Miscellaneous

“The recovery required painful reflections on a 3-13 season that featured a trying rehabilitation, a failed attempt to recapture the magic of his rookie season, a bitter divorce between he, the organization and coach Mike Shanahan.” This is Washington Post sportswriter Mike Jones discussing Robert Griffin III. Jones and his editors should be ashamed of […]

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My Favorite Woman. My Favorite Congresswoman. And Nancy Pelosi.

April 10, 2014 Miscellaneous
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The Most Promising Law Students Know Latin and Greek

April 9, 2014 Miscellaneous

My brother teaches classics at an inner city high school in Connecticut.  Just the other day he called me with a student on the phone.  Interested in a career in the law, the student wanted to know whether she should study business or political science.  I told her that her major did not really matter.  […]

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I Was Assaulted By Bill Clinton At A “Grip and Grin”

March 18, 2014 Miscellaneous

Years ago I tagged along with my wife to a fundraiser at which Bill Clinton was going to be available for a “grip and grin” photograph. Prior to going to the event, I had read that the Clintons, having endured thousands of receiving lines and photo opportunities, had developed a strategy for dealing with “clingers.”  […]

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No More Snow Forts

February 13, 2014 Miscellaneous

Thirty years ago my wife and I hustled across Key Bridge from Georgetown into Rosslyn so that we could hole up in my apartment during a major snowstorm.  Stopping at a grocery store on the way there, we did not see another human being for the next four days.  We were cocooning before anyone else […]

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Greetings from Sundance

January 25, 2014 Miscellaneous

My wife and I are in Park City, Utah, for the Sundance Film Festival.  It is the fourth time “festing” for Susan. She was here before in connection with The  Ghosts of Abu Ghraib and The Invisible War. And she came two other times for the skiing. But this is a first for me. We […]

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