Category Archive for 'Life in the Big City'
Two newborn babies found dead in a neighborhood parking lot, and two zebras escaped from a circus that’s in town.
So I was relaxing as best I could, but it was impossible to ignore the big news Friday night. Charlie Pierce said it best: It is long past time for the oligarchies of the Gulf states to stop paying protection to the men in the suicide belts. Their societies are stunted and parasitic. The main […]
I have a close friend who works on marijuana legislation, and it’s an amazingly complex legal field. So this story about D.C. is just one facet: Since it became legal to possess and even cultivate small amounts of recreational marijuana in Washington, D.C., lawmakers and law enforcement officials alike have been forced to reconsider the […]
Good idea. Texting and driving is so freaking dangerous, it would be nice to catch them before they crash into someone else: Recently, a police officer who works for the Montgomery County Police Department dressed up like a homeless man to try to catch drivers who were texting while driving. Officer Robinson accessorized his outfit […]
Loved this. As I often say, the world would be a better place if we all lived life as if it were a Broadway musical: In Washington, police showed up in a neighborhood near Nationals Park baseball stadium to break up a fight between two groups of teens. After it was over, 17-year-old Aaliyah Taylor, […]
Tragedy all around in this story, with a young father dead and a church leader in prison: BALTIMORE-This past Tuesday, former Episcopal Bishop Heather Cook was sentenced to seven years in prison for killing cyclist Thomas Palermo in a DUI-related accident. Cook was nearly three times over the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit and […]
This is a wonderful article about Frank Vagnone, a historical house expert and director of New York’s Historic House Trust. Naturally, I agree with him. Maybe 30 years ago, a co-worker asked me for help with a grant he was writing for the Ebenezer Maxwell house, a historic house in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. […]
Via Eschaton. I haven’t been there in years, but man, it was a great place to hear up-and-coming live bands. Why did I stop going? I just got to that age where I didn’t recognize any of the names on the bill.
I don’t remember him ever admitting anything was his fault.