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SO LONG

June 12, 2013 | Comments Off
12 Jun

This is my final column for The Washington Examiner, whose last edition is Friday. It’s been both a thrill and a challenge to write this weekly screed. The thrill is seeing my byline in print. I’ve been on the radio
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GRADUATION SPEECH

June 5, 2013 | Comments Off
05 Jun

June is the time for graduation speeches.  I was asked to give one once.  I addressed the graduating class of Chantilly High School in June of 2001. My ego made me agree to give the speech.  My common sense kicked
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CAUGHT SPEEDING

May 29, 2013 | Comments Off
29 May

I admit it.  I was speeding. I flew to Raleigh to bring my favorite college student home for the summer. I rented a car there for a one-way drive back to Maryland.  Avis provided me a lovely new Ford Taurus
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MOBILE MUSIC MERCY

May 22, 2013 | Comments Off
22 May

It’s that time of the year. The summer season means we’ll start hearing it again. It being really loud, sometimes inappropriate “music” played by drivers of cars who feel the necessity to share their favorite tunes with the rest of
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CYBER ATTACK

May 15, 2013 | Comments Off
15 May

The WTOP website was attacked last week by a person or persons unknown.  The attack likely infected thousands of computers that reach WTOP.com via Internet Explorer.  As a result, WTOP was forced to block access to the website from Internet
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HOW NOT TO SELL A CAR

May 8, 2013 | Comments Off
08 May

My wife is in the early stages of looking for a new car.  We have been spending part of our weekends on test drives.  She’s not only not sure of what kind of car she wants next, but whether she
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WHICH WAY? READERS REACT

May 1, 2013 | Comments Off
01 May

In last week’s column I asked a question.  We saw during the chaos in Boston a couple of weeks ago that some bystanders ran toward the blasts to try to offer help, while others did the intuitive thing and ran
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WHICH WAY WOULD YOU RUN?

April 24, 2013 | Comments Off
24 Apr

Boston suffered a horrible terrorist attack last week.  The next one could very well happen here.  In fact, considering the symbolic importance of hitting the U.S. capital, it’s likely the next time will be here.  Or the time after that.
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REGULATING BEACH AIR

April 17, 2013 | Comments Off
17 Apr

Vacation season is right around the corner. If your summer plans include the beaches of Delaware, DO bring lots of sunscreen. Don’t bring your smokes. Dewey Beach is moving to join the other resort towns of the First State in
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CHERRY BLOSSOM TIME

April 10, 2013 | Comments Off
10 Apr

Ours is a famously tough town.  Harry Truman said if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.  Ouch. But once a year, our collective heart melts when, for a few  precious days, the famous cherry blossoms hit their
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