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John Kelly's Commons: November 30, 2008 - December 6, 2008

Mulch Ado About Nothing: Or, Leaf Me Alone

I love the debates that rage on online neighborhood bulletin boards. These Yahoogroups and Listservs are useful ways of keeping a community informed, but they regularly get entertainingly off track. A thread that starts with the subject line "Dry...

By John Kelly  |  December 5, 2008; 8:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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I'm Chevy Chase and You're Not: A Local Bank Is Bought

So, bye-bye Chevy Chase Bank, FSB. I try not to get too emotionally attached to large financial institutions (after all, I don't think they really care that much about me) but it's always sad when a local business vanishes...

By John Kelly  |  December 4, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Tags: Chevy Chase Bank, local businesses  
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What If God Was One of Us? The Bus Wars Heat Up

What if god was one of us? That is, what if, as Joan Osborne sang, he (or, I guess, she) was a slob like one of us, just a stranger on the bus, trying to make his/her way home? Well,...

By John Kelly  |  December 3, 2008; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Tags: Metro, religion  
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Walk This Way: In Praise of Footpower

How far did you walk today? If it was from your front door to your car door and then your car door to your office door then you are a lazy slug. Sorry, that's not nice. I fear that a...

By John Kelly  |  December 2, 2008; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Tags: trash, walking  
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Thursday I Have Fry-Day on My Mind

Another turkey has landed! From outside Lake Tahoe comes this crispy critter. Writes a reader named Stacy: "I married a guy that is known for his fried chicken, hence we own a 30 qt. turkey fryer named 'the Bayou' and...

By John Kelly  |  December 1, 2008; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Tags: contest, turkeys  
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