Archives for: August 3rd, 2017

A Whistle That Touches My Heart: John Heine

Written by on August 3, 2017

Name: John Heine Home: Springfield, VA Job: Retired communications professional John’s Whistle: The best carrot cake in the world How I Know John: From 1997 to 2001, I was the head of public affairs at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. John Heine was my deputy. Whistle in Action: John Heine’s carrot cake is famous. […]

Happy Birthday, Happy Whistler

Written by on July 21, 2017

I pressed the play button on my iPhone voicemail and out came a joyful noise. A friend was puckering and blowing for my birthday. About halfway through, the creaky sound was supplanted by giggling, and then followed by renewed efforts to finish what the friend had started. I smiled broadly. It warms my heart when […]