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John Kelly's Commons: March 8, 2009 - March 14, 2009

BritNews RoundUp: My Little Pony Edition

I don't know about you, but I never tire of looking at photographs of animals, especially freakish animals. Animals like Mayflower, a Shetland pony blessed with legs so short that it appears she is stuck in the mud. According to...

By John Kelly  |  March 13, 2009; 12:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Nostalgia: Spooning Up the Past

On June 14, 1984, my father, my brother and I arrived in St. Jean de Monts in western France after a long drive from Germany. It had taken us two days and we had progressively gotten on each others'...

By John Kelly  |  March 13, 2009; 9:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Glove Me Tender: What Now for Our Art Project?

What to do with 50 mismatched gloves? For months I've been asking readers to snap photos of lost gloves and mittens they encounter on the street and e-mail them to me. I have dozens of photos, including this one, sent...

By John Kelly  |  March 12, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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All in the Family, for Everyone to See

Would you reveal your family's innermost secrets for fame and fortune? Some people wouldn't think twice -- and aren't we glad they wouldn't? Intimate memoirs are among the most moving prose ever published. And then there's Julie Myerson. If you're...

By John Kelly  |  March 11, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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Signs of the Times: My Photoshop Contest

Oh, the joy that is Photoshop, the nifty little program that allows us to alter reality in fun and interesting ways. Last month, inspired by a bit of graffiti I see every day that says "CAPITALISM IS THE PROBLEM," I...

By John Kelly  |  March 10, 2009; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Where in Washington?

I really thought last week's "Where in Washington?" was going to be a tough one, which is why I provided a clue: The name of this structure oddly, and coincidentally, combines two names connected to a great American tragedy. Of...

By John Kelly  |  March 9, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Spring: Bursting Out Nearly All Over

Spring is here. Not officially, of course. Spring doesn't officially begin until March 20. But this weekend we in the Washington area enjoyed what you might call a "soft launch": temperatures in the 70s, no rain, the final dregs...

By John Kelly  |  March 9, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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