Tag: Rob Whittle

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,...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Dogs to love

I’ve been thinking about getting another dog. No, that’s not right. When parents adopt a child, they don’t say, “I’m gonna get a child.”...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: A sports column

This month’s column will be on sports. No, not like Tom Boswell, Michael Wilbon or Tony Kornheiser. Well, maybe a little like Kornheiser. Did you...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Famous people

Alexandria is full of famous people – politicians, athletes, writers and coaches. I know none of them. I’ve met a few for sure, but...

Poor Robert’s Ruminations with Rob Whittle: Adventures on the Potomac River

A funny thing happened at work today: On a call, Dr. Phil could be heard dispensing sex advice before I could mute. On a Zoom call,...