Category Archives: Rants

Get off my blacktop


Apologies for infrequent posting — that’s just going to be the way it is for the foreseeable future. Anyway… Got to kill some time in an alley or off the-beaten-path corner of the city? Here, let me brainstorm some ideas … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C.: A guide to awkward conversations


Everyone at some point will find themselves chilling at a party or an event where they don’t know anyone. One minute one is lingering on the fringes of conversation comfortably, cool drink in hand. And then all eyes turn: Your … Continue reading

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Metrorail/MARTA comparison: Ridiculous


Another one from the files of “readers who should have thought twice before sending a letter to editor at the Washington Post” (Previous take-down: Tourists complaining about the Metro). Honest query: Do editors run these letters ironically or because they … Continue reading

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D.C. Carnival channels the city’s inner small town USA


When you live in a (near?) World-class city, spinning rides and heaping plates of fried carbs served in a blistering parking lot seems like a tough draw. It is. The D.C. Summer Carnival was posted up outside RFK Stadium for … Continue reading

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Confessions of a so-called hipster


Here is a conversation between myself and a girl I know: me:  are you going to the show tomorrow night, Arctic Monkeys 930 club? GirlIKnow:  nope didnt even know they were here me:  you just lost like 15 hipster points … Continue reading

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The Coors Light rail system


What does my four-times-a-week Metro commute have in common with the Coors Light Silver Bullet train? Not much. This NBA playoffs, that cool refreshing locomotive is motoring its way into every broadcast. Usually the bullet train subs in for some … Continue reading

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Washington’s sobering recycling stats — and what to do about it


In a recent spread on how “green” the D.C. region is going, the Post pulled out some stunning statistics on recycling — a responsible behavior that has been pushed on my generation for at least 20 years. Of D.C. and … Continue reading

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