I love the Olympics because it is such a great excuse for commentary to indulge in metaphor. He rippled over the hurdles. Etc.
If Washington DC is anything, it is a city of immigrants. I myself walk these streets (bike these streets), a foreigner in a foreign land, navigating illogical institutions a diversity of subcultures. An Ethiopian man, now a resident of DC for more than two decades, manifests his passion for coffee and his homeland in theContinue reading “City of Immigrants”
Thanks to the NY Times, I can now explain – and relish in – the occasional state of boredom. According to a Health article on Tuesday, August 5th, I may be bored because my brain has “concluded there is nothing new or useful it can learn from an environment, a person, an event, a paragraph.”Continue reading “Caffeine and Boredom”
Not Apathy, but Ambiguity “Washington DC: Taxation Without Representation” (the DC license plate), “Someone Else For President” and The American Flag (the bumber stickers). Americans have been charged, in recent times, with apathy. Someone else will solve health care, a loss of interest in the wars being fought in the Middle East, an outright ignoringContinue reading “Making a Statement, Without Taking a Stand”
The exotic streets of Washington DC become slightly less mysterious with the advent of user-friendly digital tools, such as the blessed Google Map. Follow Ted around the city as he careens between some of his favorite places in town. View Larger Map