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Achenblog: March 30, 2008 - April 5, 2008

My School is Not a Battlefield

[From the Post's Close to Home page.] By Paris Achenbach Recent op-ed columns and news stories about Woodrow Wilson High School ["A Battlefield Called Wilson High," op-ed, March 29; "Security at Wilson High to Be Tightened," Metro, March 21]...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 5, 2008; 1:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
 
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The Legacy of MLK

Memphis 40 years on: Check out the great column this morning by Gene Robinson, plus an in-depth look at the real MLK by Kevin Merida. The latter shows how we sanitize (for your protection) the images of our icons,...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 4, 2008; 8:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (186)
 
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The Next Big Career Move [Updated] [Again!]

Let's have a blog item today that's not about me and my personal obsessions and neuroses. Instead, let's talk about the general plight of all those middle-aged newspaper reporters out there who, at the age of 47, are just...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 2, 2008; 9:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (387)
 
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My Excellent House

Here's the view from my back porch. I have the label on the black maple because I get sick of everyone asking me what kind of tree it is. When I designed the back yard I worried that it...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 1, 2008; 11:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Fate of the Earth and Stuff Like That

I could easily work full time at not working at all. If you know what I mean. I'd be a professional hobbyist and gadabout. Sloth would be my industry. Uselessness would be my vocation. But I give it too...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 31, 2008; 8:59 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (192)
 
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