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John Kelly's Commons: January 25, 2009 - January 31, 2009

25 Things About Me. Aren't You Glad You Asked?

Who knew that Facebook was such a grind? Now, in addition to constantly updating your status, posting your photos, tagging yourself and sharing your links, you're supposed to pull a book off the shelf and flip to a random...

By John Kelly  |  January 30, 2009; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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President Obama: Open Mouth, Remove Snowshoe

There's something a bit embarrassing about how we're falling over each other to react to President Obama's comments that Washington is full of weather wimps. It's like we're a high school girl giddy to have been noticed by the captain...

By John Kelly  |  January 29, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (46)
 
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Sleep On Your Own, Kid: A Polemic Against Bed-Sharing

What with the snow and everything, I come to this story late, but I wasn't surprised to read Monday that an increase in accidental infant suffocation and strangulation deaths coincides with an increase in the practice known as bed-sharing. Researchers...

By John Kelly  |  January 28, 2009; 9:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Snow, Glorious Snow: Why I'm a Fan of the Flakes

The snow is here! The snow is here! Shut the schools! Storm the Giant! Gather the firewood! And I mean it. I'm not being facetious, sarcastic or tongue-in-cheek. I'm glad the snow is finally here and I'm ready to embrace...

By John Kelly  |  January 27, 2009; 9:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Crossed Circuits: A City in Flames

I had been traveling for two days, hiking the well-worn path that takes pilgrims from my tiny village to the alluring sights and sounds of the metropolis. I had no specific plans but thought the enticements of a loud and...

By John Kelly  |  January 26, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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