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Achenblog: March 29, 2009 - April 4, 2009

Angiosperms Run Amok

Not a trick of perspective: My neighbor's flowers are nearly as big as his house! Forsythia's not my favorite but it's dependable. Like azaleas. This is a tiny fraction of a camelia that at this point is about 15...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 4, 2009; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
 
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Guiding Light Fans Riot at G-20 Summit

[Bulletin: Via fishbowldc, we see there's a rumor on someone's blog [I should specify: "DCRTV," written by a fellow named Dave Hughes] -- attributed to a "local media source" -- that The Post is considering killing the Saturday print...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 2, 2009; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (244)
 
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Middleburg

[A Middleburg farm. Photo by J.A.] [ Here's my Style story on the Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg.] Picture in your mind a luxury resort -- no, "ultraluxury" -- in the heart of horse country. The winding driveway...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 1, 2009; 5:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
 
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A Fancy Feast of News

[In these troubled times for news organizations, we need to be more creative as we seek new sources of revenue. We may also need to rethink the concept of the so-called "firewall" between the news side and the advertising side...

By Joel Achenbach  |  April 1, 2009; 8:42 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
 
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Many Earths Needed

In the boodle last night, foxn wrote: "...the answer from the left seems to be mostly centered on Conservation. I've been a bike commuter for 20 years, my wife commutes a compressed schedule in a hybrid civic, we live in...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 31, 2009; 6:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (138)
 
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Freeman Dyson, Global Warming Heretic

[Am back from vacation, experiencing climate change directly. Missing that ocean view, the salty air, the seabreeze...] There's a full page ad in today's Post, signed by a pack of scientists and paid for by the libertarian Cato Institute, objecting...

By Joel Achenbach  |  March 30, 2009; 10:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (218)
 
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