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February 25, 2011 RSS feed / Commentary

The case of the interrupted burglar

It’s late January in suburban Washington, D.C., as a vicious snowstorm batters the entire Delaware Valley from Northern Virginia to New England. More...

It’s not a criticism; It’s an observation

The birth of mediocrity

The decline started innocently enough. Fifteen cent hamburgers on demand. Real chocolate shakes and skinny French fries added to the allure. The first McDonalds in Tuscaloosa was tucked behind the high school and became an instant success. More...

Forty– something

Freedom and the flu

As I was lying in bed with a 103–degree fever feeling worse than any college football team from South Carolina just after bowl season, a strange feeling came over me. It was a feeling that reared its head between my shivers and bouts of nausea. More...