Tag: Rob Whittle

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: New BIZ-ness

By Rob Whittle Every business is competitive. From street vendors to aerospace companies to car dealers to hair salons, capitalism requires that the winners provide...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: A spring break to remember

An important decision in a college junior’s life is where and with whom to spend spring break. In the days before “college kids gone...

Command this!

By Rob Whittle The Washington Commanders not only ruined my Sunday, but, worse, they ruined this column. I was all set, after they went 2-0, to...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: What a dude!

When Benjamin Franklin finally died at the then-ancient age of 84, the largest crowd ever assembled in the New World – 20,000 – gathered...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: The greatest game

The game of golf is a cult. How else would you explain the photo in the local newspaper of my dad and his buddies...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Biscuits & Porn

Life is absurdly comical when you pay attention. On a recent road trip from Alexandria to the Northern Neck of Virginia through Richmond and...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Travels through the Big 10

A few years ago, I had the idea of designing a fan avatar for the Washington Capitals. My company developed an online way to...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: ‘Hi. Where are you from?’

Everyone knows that Alexandria is full of transplants from other cities and towns. I’ve always considered this a compliment to our fair city. In...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: So you want to be...

A few years ago, I wrote a historical novel called “Pointer’s War.” It is set in World War II in North Africa, Sicily, Germany...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Carpe Diem

I visited my friend of many decades, Ham, the other day. He had no idea who I was. Not quite knowing how to handle this,...