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Achenblog: July 4, 2010 - July 10, 2010

Midlife milestones

[My essay in the Princeton Alumni Weekly.] Suddenly, life is a blizzard of milestones, each more portentous than the next, more loaded with existential meaning, dread, volcanic extrusions of nostalgia, and resignation to the tyranny of time. You just want...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 8, 2010; 7:44 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (725)
 
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Heatmaggedon

What we need right now is a good 30 inches of snow. Yesterday the thermometer hit 102 at National airport. Today, more of the same. Tomorrow, not as hot, but more humid, so just as bad. Unless you like...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 7, 2010; 10:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (147)
 
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The Grid

I've got to tape a segment for Fresh Air about my story on the Grid in National Geographic....I hope they don't try to stump me with questions about how electricity works. Would result in much verbal arm-waving, if you...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 6, 2010; 1:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (133)
 
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Strasburg delivers

My friends Chris and Tracey had an extra ticket to the Strasburg -- excuse me, the Nationals game on Saturday and it turns out their seats are basically so close to the field you have to perform the functions...

By Joel Achenbach  |  July 5, 2010; 9:41 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (145)
 
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