January 9, 2012
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Weekly Top 10 (1/8/12 – 1/13/12)

by Otessa #1  Happy Birthday to you, David Bowie. Bowie’s b’day was yesterday, fyi.  And the thin white duke has the distinct honor of being 1 of 300 people, to decline HRH, the Queen’s offer of knighthood. In Ashley’s words: … Continue reading

December 6, 2011
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Weekly Top 10 (12/5 – 12/9/11)

by Otessa 1. Best Macaroon in the District. is at Paul, in Georgetown (1078 Wisconsin Ave, near M st, NW). The macaroons come in 2 sizes: small & x-large. Just look at this beauty — an extra large pistachio macaroon…it … Continue reading

October 5, 2011
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Teri Hall’s “Away”

Away by Teri Hall My rating: 2 of 5 stars Such a good premise, but mired down by wooden writing and a lack of character development. It’s a shame really and I feel bad saying it. Also (as with “The … Continue reading

September 19, 2011
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Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith

The Rediscovery of Man by Cordwainer Smith My rating: 3 of 5 stars Preamble alert!  So in case you didn’t know– I love SF.  And many of the authors I “heart” have listed this guy as a serious influence… and … Continue reading