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in the trenches

October 31, 2012

in the trenches

Burlington, N.D. – Workers connect the sewer casing to the reamer. US Army Corps of Engineers. Photo by Jeff DeZellar.

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chores

September 6, 2012

Rachel pointed out Kurt Vonnegut’s list of chores. I love it.

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fires and firefighters

July 19, 2012

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Why are American fire trucks so big?

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cab wars

July 11, 2012

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Want to learn about corruption and venality in Washington politics? Jump in the back of a DC cab. Until a few years ago, the first thing you might have noticed was the indecipherable “zone” system  map – rather than distance or time, riders were charged based on the number of zones traveled. Even after years in DC, the complex algorithm drivers used to translate zones into dollars was a complete mystery me. I stepped out of lots of cabs puzzled and a little suspicious.

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bureauphile

June 28, 2012

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soldier at a desk

February 22, 2012

soldier at a desk

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Halloween 2009

October 26, 2009
Statue of Liberty and Supergirl

Statue of Liberty and Supergirl

I couldn’t make it to Cincinnati this week, but Julie’s picture is a reminder that my nieces Amanda (the Statue of Liberty) and Claire (Supergirl) are pretty cool. Since this picture, over the weekend, Lady Liberty suffered a broken wrist while rollerskating – fortunately not her torch wrist…