A New Code of Conduct
Monday October 02, 2006
- "… WashPost ...": Here's the piece on Foley in the Washington Post Sunday.
- "… Perquisite ...": From Merriam-Webster's Third Unabridged"
A privilege, gain, or profit incidental to an employment in addition to regular salary or wages; especially one expected or promised.
Perquisite is the word from which the more popular "perks" (as in the perks of the job) derives.
Mullfoto of the Day
The other morning driving across the Memorial Bridge. No matter how dark our souls, the sun comes up every day.
Catchy Caption of the Day
Doug Baum is greeted by one of his camels as he walks with his son Pecos, 6, before feeding their herd of camels in Valley Mills, Texas.
With readily available camel expertise quickly exhausted, Baum found a Bedouin family in Egypt willing to let him spend time with them to boost his knowledge and teach him the subtleties of camel handling, like how to properly feed them and use ropes to control them.
A. How did he happen to have camels in Valley Mills, Texas in the first place?
B. How, exactly, did he find this Bedouin family in Egypt?
C. He named his kid Pecos?
(AP Photo/L.M. Otero)
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