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Disturbing the Snow of Your Thoughts

trumpnmeCurious how old habits stay with you.
When I was a young boy and it snowed I loathed walking into either the front or backyard disturbing the fresh powder. It looked too pristine, too gentle and way too cool.
I wanted to preserve the moment – or the myth of the “perfect snow day”.

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Fire Marshal and FBI agent die in car crash

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Deputy Chief Sander CohenDeputy Chief Sander Cohen, 33, of the State Fire Marshall's Office (shown above) and FBI Agent Carlos Wolff, were struck and killed by a vehicle after Cohen stopped to assist Wolfe on I-270. COURTESY PHOTO  

A deputy chief from the Maryland Office of the State Fire Marshal and an FBI agent are dead after a driver in a Honda Accord struck and killed them both Friday night.

Deputy Chief Sander Cohen, 33, stopped to assist FBI Supervisory Special Agent Carlos Wolff, 36, who had been in a single-vehicle crash southbound on Interstate Highway 270, Maryland State Police said.

Cohen – who grew up in Rockville and was a graduate of Winston Churchill High School – was also a member of the Rockville Volunteer Fire Department, where he held the rank of Lieutenant and had volunteered for over 14 years, beginning at the age of 19.

“It [the Rockville fire station] was his family,” said Rockville VFD President Eric Bernard. “He wasn’t married, so he would come see people working on the other shifts.”

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Rosenstein of Bethesda in national news with his role in the FBI following Comey's sacking

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is not ignorant of controversy in Washington.

In 2006, Rosenstein was appointed U.S. Attorney for Maryland after then President George W. Bush fired seven U.S. Attorneys including Maryland’s Thomas M. DiBiagio.

Bethesda resident Rosenstein, the newly-appointed Deputy Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice, is now in the middle of one of the biggest stories in the country after President Donald J. Trump fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week.

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County leaders urge vigilance to help quell hate crimes

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Representatives from the County police, FBI, U.S. Department of Justice and the Anti-Defamation League urged everyone who attended a Hate Crime Prevention Forum on Monday to take pictures and call police every time they see any incidents of hate, no matter how minor the incident.

“Everyone’s got a phone. Record it,” urged County Police Chief Tom Manger. Send a message that hate is not welcome here, he said.

“We need help from citizens so we can get in front of it before it becomes a crime,” added Gordon Johnson, special agent from the Baltimore office of the FBI.

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I have a great idea for a Tweet

 

 

White House Front Twilight

Brevity can be the soul of wit. However, brevity often proves to be witless and soulless. Hence I’ve never been a fan of Twitter.
Last weekend President Donald Trump, riding high after a speech before a joint session of Congress –a speech when at times he waxed philosophical by implying it isn’t too much to dream of our footsteps on alien worlds – shot himself in his foot with a tweet.

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