How to spend two days in suburban DC

I plan to arrive Thursday evening at my hotel, rent a car Friday morning, and head for Annandale just to see what it looks like. I haven’t been there since my family left three days after graduation in 1968. I have to go see our old neighborhood and house. I’m tempted to drive out Braddock …

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Bicycle helmets

I just saw a Back to School ad showing a kid strapping on a helmet before he hopped on his bike to ride to school. I began riding a bike in New London, Connecticut, in 1957 or thereabouts and I rode one to school from fourth grade through my senior year of high school. Never …

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Sinatra and Sextet Live in Paris

In tribute to the City of Light. I’ve been there once, in the fall of 1984. We’d just concluded an American Express-conducted European bus tour in Cologne, I think, and we flew from there to Paris on a Lufthansa flight. During that flight we hit the biggest turbulence I’ve ever endured; we lost a whole …

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