Monthly Archives: January 2007

DC Blogs Noted

Holding a wedding? Remember to feed the photographer, writes Adventures in Wedding Photography. Excerpt: … However brides, as much as I love you, some of you have been, hmmm … how shall I say this … cheap. I give you my heart and soul on the day of the wedding, and some of you refuse […]

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A childhood memory of a painful time is the topic of this post, Why Don’t You Take Me to the Park Anymore?  This writer looks back at his mother’s illness and a life unanchored and then reassembled. It is as beautiful and touching post that you will likely read. I wish I was like you, […]

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Romancing the libraries. There has been much discussion on a number of blogs about the integrity of library collections as they become more bookstore-like. But the writer at The Diplodocus argues that a library’s greatest contribution isn’t so much its collection but the habit it instills. An excerpt: The library didn’t instill any erudition; I never […]

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Jeff at And I Am Not Lying, For Real, runs into Hugh Jackman, the actor of x-Men fame, at the Whitney trying to calm a toddler, and writes: I have no idea why that makes me like the guy, but it did. One of the world’s biggest movie stars was frazzled by his squirrelly toddler […]

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Mayor Fenty’s Inaugural Ball was unprofessional and poorly planned, reports The Dumping Ground.  We left after a couple hours, with the new mayor having yet to appear. The floor was concrete, and there was virtually nowhere to sit, and our legs were screaming for mercy. A pleasant conversation at a bar with a Marine ends with […]

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Smokeless journals: Hey Pretty experiences fresh air at Fox and Hounds and reminisces:  Unpleasant as it was, eye watering even, the Fox always had it’s own particular variety of this olfactory phenomenon — think Proust’s madelines for the under-30-Dupont-hipster set.  Rock Creek Rambler: It wasn’t just a cigarette – it was an act of love.  […]

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Brunch Bird has done a wonderful job assembling The Best Blog Posts of 2006 as Picked By Me. Some great links here. Viewing President Ford’s casket in the Capital, Alice’s Adventures Underground writes: Once inside the Capital, we quickly filed past President Ford’s casket in the Rotunda. No stopping. Seriously don’t even slow down, because […]