Posts Tagged: just for fun

Meet the Gov Mascot: #1 – Franklin the Fair Housing Fox

Next week is Public Service Recognition Week (PSRW)! GovLoop is teaming up with the Partnership for Public Service to promote PSRW by running a special series called “Meet the Government Mascot.” You’ve heard of Smoky Bear, McGruff and Woodsy owl, but have you met Lady Liberty, Thermy the Thermometer or Energy Ant? You will soon!Read… Read more »

States That Never Were (from “The Thicket” Blog)

Originally published by Karl Kurtz on The Thicket blog from the National Conference of State Legislatures Part 1 (April 12)Some people have fanciful notions about renaming the states to suit their own desires. Others report the interesting history of past efforts to create new American states. Virginia Senate Clerk Susan Schaar responded to my previousRead… Read more »

No more Kumar in the White House

Too bad…. Kal Penn is leaving the White House to return to his acting career, according to Entertainment Weekly. The mag’s Hollywood Insider blog reported that reps for the former “House” star confirmed he will reprise his stoner role in a third installment of the “Harold & Kumar” franchise. VIEW THE PHOTOS: Stars Supporting TheirRead… Read more »

Rallying the Troops… Where’s the General? Where is Maximus?

For the longest time, one quote from the movie “Gladiator” keeps coming back to me again and again. But until recently I haven’t figured how it applies in todays environment. The quote is this, “Today I saw a slave become more powerfulthan the emperor of Rome. The gods have spared me? I am at theirRead… Read more »

Calling all healthy chefs… Anyone competing in Feds Get Fit?

Welcome colleagues, friends, and fellow Feds to my very FIRST blog post. Please bear with me as I tell my story… On my thirtieth birthday, I made a “to-do” list for the year, a bucket list of sorts, of activities and crazy things I have always wanted to do. There is no rhyme or reasonRead… Read more »

IT”S ONLY A SAFETY PIN! A true story by Meyer Moldeven How might adolescents and teenagers of this 21st century relate to and communicate with grandparents and the elderly? Based on a real encounter, this story tells what happened during my chance meeting with a young adult. He was about 17; I was in myRead… Read more »

An Alternative to ‘Work-Life Balance’

Originally posted on Let me start by stating I HATE the phrase ‘Work-Life Balance’!!! NOTE: My apologies, in advance, to my mother, for she never liked us using the word “HATE”, but let’s just say “strongly dislike” doesn’t emphasize the point well enough in this case. ‘Work-Life Balance’ or some VERY similar phrase, getsRead… Read more »

March Madness at GPO

It’s that time of year again, when playoffs of all kinds are in the news. Just for fun, go to the Government Printing Office’s “National Parks Playoff” of favorite National Parks handbooks, matched with park posters by the noted artist Charley Harper. Visit and make your picks for the Federal Final Four. Once they’reRead… Read more »