Bob Dylan at the Lyric

April 12, 2015 Miscellaneous

My wife and I have tickets to see Bob Dylan at the Lyric. This is good news. I like Bob Dylan. And although my wife may not be terribly enthusiastic about his music, she is always happy to go out. Besides, the Lyric is just a couple of blocks from our house. We won’t need […]

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The Coin, Rubbed Back To Newness

March 13, 2015 Miscellaneous

Our son is home from college. The front door opens and there he is:  Tall and slender, like Telemachus standing in the doorway of the shepherd’s hut. There is the pile of clothes in his bedroom, the groan of pipes as he turns off the shower every morning, and the male voice rumbling from the […]

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Amherst, Massachusetts

January 4, 2015 Miscellaneous

A Poem by Emma Brush Z – Here lies my grandfather, whom (this is important) you have never met.  He once called a boy “unnaturally tall,” and I’m sure he would have said the same about you.   But then again, I have sat at his desks – they are a many – and he […]

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You Do Not Pronounce The “H” in Amherst

November 1, 2014 Miscellaneous

I grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts.  My mother and two of my sisters still live in the area.  And I take all of this very seriously:  You do not pronounce the “h”.  It may be “Am-HERST,” New York.  But it is “Am-ERST,” Massachusetts. I am always amazed to hear a graduate from one of the […]

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“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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