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Forgive Him His Spelling--This Guy Can Write

With this entry, I'm taking my annual break from the blog, which means you get to spend some time with The Post's Steve Hendrix, who is kind enough to play the role of Raw Fisher for a couple of weeks.

Steve is a Metro reporter with a great eye for the strange, the beautiful and the outrageous. He's an explorer, a veteran of our Travel section who lives some of each year deep in the wilds of western Guatemala. And as you may discover, he can't spell. His spelling is so, um, special that he got a terrific Magazine cover story out of his malady--you can read it here.

During his stint in the Travel section, Steve was the mastermind behind the Escapes page, which means he knows more about great places to go on the weekend than anyone else in the D.C. area.

Whether writing about waltzing in Vienna or exploring the jungles of Peru, Hendrix manages to take you right to the heart of a place. He's on the Post's Maryland staff now--he lives in Montgomery County--and he's brought that same world-traveler approach to things local. Here he is on the culture of the Preakness, a lovely portrait of life on the backstretch. And here he is just last week on the strange case of the supermarket owners in Chevy Chase who feel compelled to send their shopping carts through the wash after each use.

Be kind to him, please.

I'm back on the blog in a couple of weeks.

By Marc Fisher |  August 1, 2008; 1:53 PM ET
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Be kind to him? Why?

Posted by: Pfffft | August 1, 2008 3:34 PM

The toilet tally guy! I loved that article!

Posted by: pgp | August 1, 2008 4:17 PM

Don't let the door hit you in your fat rear end and don't hurry back.

Posted by: Jr. | August 1, 2008 8:35 PM

I miss Steve Hendrix in the travel section. My daughter cut out his story about camping in the Arctic Circle several years ago hoping she could convince us to make it a family trip. My wife wouldn't hear of it! To this day when she tries to get us to go somewhere too exotic (she is in Africa this summer) we call it a Steve Hendrix trip. I don't see his stories in Metro, but he could be an interesting substitute for Marc.

Posted by: RSB Herndon | August 2, 2008 4:24 PM

Maybe we can get a couple weeks of intelligent, unbiased writing. Spell check be darned.

The sad thing is ... u will probable be back.

Posted by: DC Voter | August 2, 2008 11:06 PM

OK, it is Monday morning, August 4th, 2008. The time is 9:15 AM.

I have been at work for 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Evidently Marc Fisher's claim that The Post's Steve Hendrix can write were a slight exaggeration because there is nothing written by him to read.

Posted by: SoMD | August 4, 2008 9:16 AM

Ooops.. "was", not "were"

Then again, nobody ever said I could write.

Posted by: SoMD | August 4, 2008 9:17 AM

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