At the end of the reign of the last Roman king, two men were elected “praetor”, an office which was later changed to the word “consul” as we know it today. The Roman Republic headed by this office stood for 465 years and saw it through the expansion to a mind blowing 750,000 sq mi. Not only did Rome hold these lands, but effectively gave them peace and subjugated their culture.
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“Ah, we were always tempestuous,” he said, recalling the time that drummer Mick Avory “tried to kill my brother on stage in Cardiff”. The altercation ended with Dave unconscious and hospital treatment for a wound requiring 16 stitches. Ray Davies said a reunion would require new music, adding with a wry smile: “In any case, my brother still has an issue with the drummer.
It’s a nice place to explore after the Saturday farmers market.A number of museums offer respite on Art Hill. I love the Museum of International Folk Art and the trading post in the basement of the Wheelwright Museum for a thorough sampling of native art and wares.For a splurge: Geronimo, which serves up large portions of elk, scallops, lobster, and tuna. The bar menu at Compound is elegant and sophisticated, yet easy.
I coasted through high school with straight A I started college with a 3.75 GPA my first semester and my interest in beer, girls and video games began to eclipse any interest I had in taking classes seriously. I was in an ROTC program and eventually I had to quit that after my junior year because my GPA slipped below a 2.5, which meant I owed the government money for all the semesters they paid for. I dropped out when I slipped below a 2.0.
But today is the end of this particular road, and so I thought I’d use this last moment to offer readers one final chance to explain just why the positions I’ve taken are completely boneheaded, why the stories I’ve told fail to represent the truth, and why journalism is going to seed. Today marks the end of the Raw Fisher blog, and at noon, the last regular edition of the Potomac Confidential chat will be live here on the big web site we’ll mix it up on the issues of the day and on your views about the column, the blog, The Post and the future of the news media.In my farewell column on Sunday, I wrote about the strengths and structural problems both the new media and the traditional print media have faced as I’ve experienced the great transition during my decade of writing the column:There was something empowering about the new media, the digital technology that let readers speak out in the same format, the same time frame and the same space as the news that had hitherto been delivered from on high.I loved the new battleground of ideas even as I lamented how opinion the laziest form of journalism was elbowing out the rigorous work of reporting. In this new world, it was so cheap to mouth off that the difficult and sometimes less exciting work of ferreting out facts became too easy to discard or trim back.