East End Beacon

Between the Lines: The Court for the Far, Far North District

Friday Morning Dept. Heads Meeting, North Pole Conference Room — ‘Morning, Bingo. How’s your weekend? Weekend? What weekend? Nobody gets a weekend this time of year. You know that. I do. I meant it in jest. I


Between the Lines: Strange Creatures, Indeed, These Americans

Officers Mess, Pyongyang Defense Command, North Korea — Excuse me, captain, but is this seat taken? Hyun! Brother! Where have you been? It’s a long story. And how many times must I remind you that here


Between the Lines: I Have A Crush on Harry Potter’s Creator

It’s true. I idolize Scottish author J.K. Rowling, who conjured up not just the bespectacled and thatch-haired Harry Potter, but with him an entire magical universe peopled with so many other incredible characters, including


Between the Lines: My ‘Kelly 2020’ Signs Should Be Green, Right?

  Ok, Ok, can everybody settle down now, please? Can you hear me in the back? What? I said, CAN YOU HEAR ME IN THE BACK? I SAID… Oh, very funny. Grow up, will ya? First, I like to


Between the Lines: You’d Love Throwing Back A Beer with this Guy

The Civil War wouldn’t end for another year when Private William Henry Christman of the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry was buried, on May 13, 1864, not far from Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s home overlooking


Between the Lines: Making Babies is Tricky Business

Unless you have the time and the stomach for a lengthy and, more than likely, pained response, never, ever ask anyone who works in Washington, D.C. but drives to and from the Virginia or


Between the Lines: Hello, Seriously? Is This Really Donald Trump?

By Tim Kelly Wait… I might get through! Honey, can you believe it? I might actually get to talk with the President! I told you, after all the crap he’s taken about freezing out the


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