Sri Lankan Cultural Extravaganza at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage

Free Cultural Extravaganza by Legendary Sri Lankan Dance Troupe at Kennedy Center

The Sri Lanka Embassy Washington DC and the Kennedy Center Millennium stage present the legendary Channa – Upuli Dance Ensemble from Sri Lanka on Tuesday , February 4 , 2014 in a cultural performance featuring   Traditional Sri Lankan [...]

Telling the Truth — Is It a Thing of the Past?

By Arthur Crandon Most conversations are now thru emails, posts, tweets, etc. Is it far easier now to tell lies and are we, because of this, doing it more often? And let’s face it, there are times when all of us lie. Do you tell your partner [...]

Holiday Survival — Picky Friends and Impossible Packages

By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes* This month, Holmes and I, a spook and an author/belly dancer, are dedicated to easing your holiday tensions. Let’s take a look at what’s on your minds this season. . . . Our reader, Ellie Ann, has [...]

Veteran’s Day things-to-do. Show your spirit.

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens November 11, 2012. Mount Vernon, Virginia. Special activities include a patriotic community concert by the all-veteran barbershop chorus at 11 a.m., at 2 p.m. wreathlaying at the tomb of our first commander-in-chief, [...]

Thank You, Italy, for Embracing Witchcraft

An Open Letter to Italy From Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes* Dear Italy, We recently noticed that your court in L’Aquila convicted six scientists and a government official of manslaughter and sentenced them each to six years in jail because [...]

Gypsyhawk – Where Retro Meets Cutting Edge

Gypsyhawk – Where Retro Meets Cutting Edge By Catie Rhodes and Piper Bayard Metal Blade Records band Gypsyhawk transports us back to the Dark Ages, aka the 70s and 80s, and nights spent partying to the music of Thin Lizzy, Deep Purple, [...]

Wish-We’d-Missed Connections

Wish-We’d-Missed Connections By Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes* Last week, two of our favorites, Jenny Hansen and Natalie Hartford, brought to our attention something called the Craigslist Missed Connections. Those are the ads people put [...]

Attack on Camp Bastion: Have the Taliban Evolved?

Attack on Camp Bastion: Have the Taliban Evolved? By Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* On September 14, fifteen Taliban fighters dressed in US Army style uniforms attacked the UK’s Camp Bastion in Helmand Provence, Afghanistan. The attackers [...]

Tactical Bacon? That’s Nothing. We’ve Got Tactical Beer!

By Author Piper Bayard & Intelligence Operative Jay Holmes* Recently, we discovered the ultimate bacon product, Tactical Bacon from thinkgeek.com. Because who would want to face the Apocalypse, a camping trip, or a simple plate of eggs [...]