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John Kelly's Commons: November 9, 2008 - November 15, 2008

Have You Finished Your Home Work?

So, yesterday I "worked" from home. No, really. I did. I didn't go into the office. I "worked" from home. Dang, why can't I turn those quotation marks off? They make me look, I don't know, guilty or something,...

By John Kelly  |  November 14, 2008; 10:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Tags: Belgium, work  
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Van Dammed if We Do, Van Dammed if We Don't

Oh I see what's happening. Very clever, those Belgians. I guess you don't get to be the world's leading exporter of pharmaceuticals by being slow on the uptake. I speak, of course, of the continuing crisis with that small European...

By John Kelly  |  November 13, 2008; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Tags: Belgium, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Metro  
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Signs of the Times

I was walking to the Silver Spring Metro station the other morning when I drew up short at this sign: "Vet Station"? Were they spaying and neutering pets? Were they handing out veterans' benefits? Then I realized that I was...

By John Kelly  |  November 12, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags: David Shayt, Smithsonian, signs  
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Belgian Crisis: Week Three

Our stalemate with the rogue nation of Belgium continues, bringing us ever closer to the brink of war. WMATA is lobbying the Treasury Department to intervene so that Belgian bank KBC drops its demand for $43 million, an unexpected consequence...

By John Kelly  |  November 11, 2008; 9:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Tags: Belgium, Metro  
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Bike Support: Leveling the Playing Field

According to my unscientific observations, more people in the Washington area are riding bikes these days. That doesn't mean it's any easier for those cyclists. We still lack the biking infrastructure that riders in Europe have. And the price of...

By John Kelly  |  November 10, 2008; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Tags: contests, cycling  
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