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John Kelly's Commons: December 27, 2009 - January 2, 2010

Answer Man's quiz: the teacher's guide

Did you take the Second Annual John Kelly's Washington D.C. Trivia Quiz? I'll admit that most of the questions were pretty arcane. A few of them I knew the answers to ahead of time; most I had to dive into...

By John Kelly  |  January 2, 2010; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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The rest of the stories...

With 2009 drawing to its inevitable close, today in my column I look back. Here are links to the original stories about some of the folks I introduced you to this year: Jamal Brown: "A City Boy Who Loves Horses...

By John Kelly  |  December 30, 2009; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Do you believe in magi?

When was the last time you read O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi"? What's that? You've never read it? What's your excuse? Here's a link, courtesy of Auburn University: "The Gift of the Magi." The language seems a bit...

By John Kelly  |  December 28, 2009; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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The Gift of the Magi: The Sequel

From Dec. 27, 2005 By John Kelly One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And 60 cents of it was a coupon for a 12-inch cheese steak at Jerry's Subs. Three times Delia counted it, trying not to think...

By John Kelly  |  December 27, 2009; 10:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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