Monday, May 22, 2017

Still Life with Robin: Give Peach a Chance

Photo by Lucien Monfils
via Wikimedia Commons
by Peggy Robin

It’s a day late and more than a few dollars short but here’s a “Still Life with Robin” column that violates all the parameters of my normal column.

First, it’s supposed to come out on Saturday -- Sunday at the latest.

Second, it’s supposed to be concerned with some little piece of local color, some quirky event, or the vagaries of everyday life.

Third, it’s definitely NOT supposed to take a partisan stance on anything (a rule that’s I’m sure I must have broken at least a couple of times – most recently on in this piece on the French election: see

Fourth, I normally squelch my personal desire to call out peccadilloes of grammar, spelling or word usage that others may commit (because otherwise I might be prone to do this with every column; I have such a long list of grammar peeves, starting with people who say things like, “He told the story to Mary and I." People, people, if you would not say, “He told a story to I,” it doesn’t matter how many others come before yourself in the sentence -- you still need to say “me.” Well, you can see why I stay away from grammar as a column topic. It just gets me too worked up!)

And now for today’s column, it’s just one headline and a comment -- which is transgressive of ALL of the above guidelines:

“Official White House Document Promotes Goal of `Lasting Peach` Between Israelis and Palestinians”

On top of everything else that’s wrong with the Trump Administration, no one can proofread! Or maybe all Trump really wants is a nice, juicy piece of fruit….

Still Life with Robin is a column about local life published on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on the weekends….except for when it isn’t.


  1. I hope you saw Steven Colbert’s monologue last night, in which he commented on the “peach” issue, adding that one peachy thing many people would like is “impeachment.” I’m sure you can find what he really said, and not my recollection….it was brilliant!

  2. Thanks for the tip about that Colbert segment. I found it here: -- and he's brilliant (as usual!)