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John Kelly's Commons: June 7, 2009 - June 13, 2009

BritNews RoundUp: Blessed/Blasted Event Edition

Our first child arrived after 33 hours of labor. It was excruciating. I think it was pretty painful for my wife, too. At the other end of the spectrum you have mothers such as Katherine Allen of Milton Keynes in...

By John Kelly  |  June 12, 2009; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Hello Graduates: My Blake HS Commencement Speech

Yesterday morning I was at DAR Constitution Hall to deliver the commencement speech to James Hubert Blake High School's Class of 2009. This is the second graduation speech I've given. I did one over a decade ago at Rockville...

By John Kelly  |  June 11, 2009; 8:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
 
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Eat, Drink, Man, Woman: Making the Restaurant Rounds

I don't get out much. Oh sure, I get out more than some people -- people in iron lungs, the incarcerated, agoraphobes -- but I am not a party animal. Which is why the last two evenings were so unusual....

By John Kelly  |  June 9, 2009; 9:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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The Graduate

The first-day-of-school picture is a staple of American families. Here is little Billy or Susie, dwarfed by their backpacks, heading out the door. I've done that at least a dozen times so far, more if you count kindergarten and preschool....

By John Kelly  |  June 8, 2009; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
 
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