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John Kelly's Commons: August 30, 2009 - September 5, 2009

Sheer Heart Attack: A New Line of Public Art

Donkeys and elephants I got. Pandas I understood. Even pigs (pork barrel politics), snakes (lobbyists) and leeches (lawyers) would make sense. But hearts? Massive painted hearts are going up in Union Station and around the District and the first question...

By John Kelly  |  September 4, 2009; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Photos of Washington  
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It Was 20 Years Ago Today: My Post Anniversary

Today marks my 20th anniversary working for The Washington Post. Yes, I started at The Post when I was 13 years old. No, I was 26, which was considered young back then. I had never worked at a newspaper before...

By John Kelly  |  September 4, 2009; 9:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Naps, Texts and Videotape: Why We Drive Distracted

It was something Dave Goldman told me earlier this week that caught my attention: "Everyone just wants you to know where they are all the time. Once people know that people are going to know where they are, it will...

By John Kelly  |  September 3, 2009; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Distracted driving  
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Distracted Driving: Survey Says!

Well the distracted driving bandwagon is certainly picking up speed. Let's just hope that whomever is driving the bandwagon isn't texting at the same time. The latest bit of news to come across my in-box were the results of a...

By John Kelly  |  September 2, 2009; 9:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Photo Flashback: 'Oops' Edition

Parallel parking has never been easy. Just take a look at this photo taken in Washington in 1950: This photo was taken by Post staffer Arthur Ellis and was printed in The Post on Sept. 26, 1950. The caption: AND...

By John Kelly  |  August 31, 2009; 9:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Photos of Washington  | Tags: parallel parking, photo flashback  
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