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Seagulls. They annoy us with their incessant chattering. They poop on our cars. And they try to kill innocent, defenseless seahorses. A Dorset woman thwarted their evil plan by rescuing a seahorse that apparently was dropped into her front yard...

By John Kelly  |  May 15, 2009; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hold Your Horses: A Delay in That Massage Case

I don't know why I'm so obsessed with that case involving a Maryland woman forbidden from massaging horses. Maybe it's because: I find massage a little funny. I find massaging horses a little funny. I find chiropracty a little funny....

By John Kelly  |  May 15, 2009; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Time in a Bottle: How Would You Remember Today?

So in my column today I talk about a middle school on Capitol Hill that discovered a treasure trove of old documents and photos in a forgotten room. Neat story. What I didn't have space to mention was what the...

By John Kelly  |  May 13, 2009; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Baby You Can Drive My Car: Men vs. Women at the Wheel

So, who are the better drivers, men or women? That's the unasked question at the core of the columns I've written the last two days. The answer is: It depends on how you define a "better" driver. A review of...

By John Kelly  |  May 12, 2009; 9:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Where in Washington?

Last week's postcard was of the Canada Dry bottling plant in Silver Spring, now transformed into condos. Can anyone tell me what this building is: Send your guess to me at kellyj@washpost.com. (And if I've said you were a previous...

By John Kelly  |  May 11, 2009; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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The Week That Was: Top Commons Comments

It's the return of "Commons Comments," my review of the previous week's most interesting, thought-provoking or random comments posted on my blog. My entry about Washingtonians' obsession with their own mortality, in an entry titled "We're All Going to Die;...

By John Kelly  |  May 11, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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