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Magical Mystery Tour of Montgomery County

January 1, 2008


Nobody goes to shopping malls anymore. They’re too crowded. (Apologies to Yogi Berra.) Nevertheless, this week I drove from Olney to Montgomery Mall. I had a good reason: Montgomery Mall has an Apple Store. On a long-ago Saturday, I took the SATs at Walter Johnson High School. Cows were eating grass in the pastures all […]

Rockville Pike to Snow Hill

December 22, 2007


 Yesterday, Dec. 21, was the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice. Today is the longest shopping day of the year, the Saturday before Christmas.  Ah, Rockville Pike at Christmastime. Retailing on steroids. SUVs and pickups bumper to grille from Georgetown Prep to Richard Montgomery. Four-wheel drive and no place to go. Commercialism meets road […]