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Risen Apes: Pot Shots

Risen Apes: Pot Shots

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Pot Shots,” Park shares what pot growing was like before it was legalized.

Dear Grandson: Coffee with Admiral Zumwalt and Going Back to School

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his role at Bethesda Naval Hospital, having coffee with Admiral Zumwalt, and going back to school at age 41.

Dear Grandson: On Revenge and Funerals

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about his routines while working at Capitol Hill, attending his father’s funeral, and moving to another duty station.

Risen Apes: Back Story

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Back Story,” Park is stymied by the identity of whoever delivered him a sweet gift, and more tales involving Ned Gumbo.

Dear Grandson: On Pride and Bureaucracy

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about settling into the D.C. area and the difficulty of working within a bureaucracy.

Risen Apes: Grudge Match

S.M. Park’s column Risen Apes about being a 70-year-old boomer. In “Grudge Match,” Park talks about his brother Joe. Joe passed away a decade ago and S.M. gave him a fitting eulogy.

Dear Grandson: Working at the Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., and Dad’s Alzheimer’s

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about what it was like to walk into the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for the first time, and his dad’s Alzheimer’s.

Dear Grandson: Baseball in Waukegan and Another Move

In his latest “Dear Grandson,” Stan Gerding talks about baseball in Waukegan, Illinois, and being faced with another move, and a choice between two different duty stations.

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