Stories for January 2009

January 25, 2009

Vulnerable Below Street Level

Caffeine, you were my friend. I started my day with you and recently began seeing you on an ongoing basis in the late afternoon. When I realized you had no effect on my regular bedtime I relied on you to…

January 22, 2009

Celebrating with a Few Million Friends:
The Inauguration of Barack Obama

A “postcard” view of the Inauguration taken from the top of the Washington Monument. The circle marks our spot on the Mall. Click image for larger view. (The original can be found here.) My twelve year old daughter and…

January 19, 2009

The Bush Years: It’s a Wrap (But Hardly a Pretty Package)

I’ve been wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with this date and slogan for over two years. And I can’t believe January 20, 2009 is finally upon us. I feel like a veil is being lifted and like victims of…

January 17, 2009

Inauguration Porta-Potties #2

Pierson’s Comfort Group, LLC gets the award for the best slogan in the Porta-Potty business. Click image for detail. Don’t think me anal but I must continue my porta-potty report from yesterday. This morning the Washington Post is reporting…

January 16, 2009

Sizing Up the Inauguration

Porta-Potties Stand Ready and Waiting for Inaugural Hordes. Am I ready? Well, to be honest, I am a bit nervous. Will I be standing in a sea of four million out-of-towners or two million —many natives have decided to…

January 11, 2009

Commuting Rules of Engagement

Rush Hour on the DC Metro. Photo by andrew.deci via Flickr. When you commute five days a week on public transportation you start to see the same people standing in the same places everyday. I’ve always marveled at how…