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John Kelly's Commons: January 18, 2009 - January 24, 2009

Fool, Britannia: The BritNews RoundUp

I don't expect to grow old gracefully. I don't do anything gracefully, so why would I do that? But aging is something you tend to think about more often the older you get. I don't remember it being a concern...

By John Kelly  |  January 23, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Been a Long Time: What Are Your Missed Opportunities?

Fifty-five people were in the audience for Led Zeppelin's first Washington-area gig, Jan. 20, 1969, at the Wheaton Youth Center, as I recount in my column today. If you claim to be number 56, you're lying. But that doesn't...

By John Kelly  |  January 22, 2009; 9:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Random Thoughts From the Inauguration

Some impressions from yesterday, in no particular order: People were happy. I may have had an altered sense of the scene, being dressed as Abraham Lincoln as I was. And I wasn't among those trapped in tunnels, clutching tickets,...

By John Kelly  |  January 21, 2009; 9:28 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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An Obama-Inspired Photo Bucket Brigade

I am accustomed to the image of desperate people handing their babies to firemen -- or, if not accustomed (for how often, really, do we witness something like that?), then at least familiar with the iconic image. But I...

By John Kelly  |  January 19, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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