Monthly Archives: May 2010

Mem Day Weekend Closes Down

Memorial Day weekend is a workout (in a good way). With the narrow exception of July 4th, this weekend has more significant events than any other. I did take Saturday off for some family time. Otherwise, here’s the narrative schedule: … Continue reading

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Rappahannock Days

Today we headed south down Rte 17 ( the “Historyland Highway”) to our family farm in rural Middlesex County, where my mother’s family gathered for our annual reunion. Our farm is located on a 500-acre parcel on the Rappahannock River, … Continue reading

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Six Year Plan Hearing at City Hall

Running with the bulls in Pamplona. Skiing down a cliff face in the Rockies. Sitting through a “Six Year Plan” hearing at Fairfax City Hall. Not the same. However, a public hearing is a window into the arcane methodology of … Continue reading

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A Random Walk Down Wall Street

It’s a few days after U.S. Congress passed a major overhaul of the financial sector, specifically Wall Street investment banks. It’s a very complicated bill and I’ll refrain from dumbing it down too much. There is one particular item worth … Continue reading

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Sweet Victory

Spent most this week in Court. Last night, we got the jury verdict. But first a quick word about the case … Howard Shmuckler was a purported attorney who owned an outfit in Tysons Corner called “The Shmuckler Group, LLC” … Continue reading

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