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Randi Miller
Chosen over 1,258 competitors for the honor of being the first new voice on Metrorail trains since they started running in 1976, DC native Randi Miller has become one of the most recognizable voices in our Nation’s Capital. A lifelong singer and songwriter, Randi has spent much of her life on stage and behind a microphone. In addition to the nation's second busiest subway system, Randi's voice can be heard on the "Smart Bus" in Los Angeles County, narrating educational videos for the National Cancer Institute's "Did You Know" series, on various educational videos produced by NOAA for their “Ocean Today” kiosks in the Museum of Natural History and aquariums across the nation, as well as on various radio commercials.

Randi has been featured as a "Best Personality" in Northern Virginia Magazine's 2012 and 2013 "Best of" issues. Readers voted her Huffington Post blog as "Best Blog" in Northern Virginia in 2012, and she was voted "Best Tweeter" in 2013.

Entries by Randi Miller

Dodging a Bullet

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 10:10 AM

As I sat at the end of the table listening to people explaining what they feared losing the most, I found myself looking at my brand new medic alert bracelet and feeling completely out of place. Having a near-death experience just two short weeks before had completely altered my perspective,...

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For My Dad

(1) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 1:29 PM

Charles ("Charlie") Tiffey Miller, smooth talker, instant friend, mover and shaker, died on August 31st, 2014 at the tender age of 74. Born in Washington D.C, he was raised by his beloved aunt Elizabeth Tiffey Nugent (deceased) and attended the Admiral Farragut Academy in St....

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Bombs Bursting in Air

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 12:00 AM

More pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. And as I sit in my house every Independence Day night with the volume turned all the way up on my television to help mask the thunderous booming, watching the dogs shiver...

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(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 2:52 PM

Sitting at the stoplight, absentmindedly singing along to "The Pina Colada Song" on the radio, I suddenly heard what sounded like a dog rhythmically barking its way out of a bucket of yogurt. The vehicle next to me had some very interesting music blaring from its open windows, and in...

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The Rescue

(5) Comments | Posted March 18, 2013 | 8:57 AM

When we adopt an animal, people pat us on the back and congratulate us for saving a life. How noble! How selfless! How silly. Anyone who has adopted an animal knows that choosing the animal is seldom a part of the process. Usually, its the other way around. Animals have...

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The Importance of Applause

(1) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 9:49 AM

Some of us need applause.

People often wonder aloud why other people choose to get up on stage at karaoke, or perform in front of other people in a play or give a speech at a fundraiser, and it's always difficult for me to see why it's so hard for...

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Letting 'It' Go

(2) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 1:17 PM

My maternal grandmother died in April of 1979 after a shockingly brief battle with cancer. I was 17 years old.

My grandmother was hilarious and witty and fun, and she one was of those people that everybody just liked. Her name was Virginia, but her friends called her "Binx," and...

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High School Reunion

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 1:55 PM

The invitation to one's 30th high school reunion brings about a plethora of emotions, the first one being how is it possible that I graduated from high school 30 years ago? The litany of other emotions includes the inexplicable onset of a feeling of failure, both in life and...

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A Very Blind Date

(2) Comments | Posted June 1, 2012 | 6:34 PM

A long time ago my friend from church decided to set me up with a friend of hers from college and invited me to a small gathering where we would have the opportunity to meet. She was certain that Cathy and I would hit it off (I've never understood that...

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Ode to a Handsome Dog

(6) Comments | Posted May 1, 2012 | 3:10 PM

He was, perhaps, the ugliest puppy I had ever seen. A shepherd mix of some sort, about three months old and probably 35 pounds, with a large black mask, a long curly tail, and the most enormous ears I'd ever seen. He looked very much like a baby donkey.


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What Makes Us Tick

(3) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 1:32 PM

We hear a lot about dysfunction and how experiences from our childhoods can influence our lives well into adulthood. I think this is true on both the positive and negative sides. People who grew up in healthy, loving families tend to continue that pattern into their own families as adults,...

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The Long Kiss Goodbye

(6) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 4:51 PM

We all reach a point in our lives where we develop a need for self-examination, to try to pinpoint the events that may be responsible for aspects of our personalities or relationship behaviors that we cannot otherwise explain. Is it because we so desperately need to place blame or have...

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Starting Something New: 5 Minutes to Being Nothing Like the Last One

(1) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 7:56 PM

I've often compared dating to sales, for I do believe that if you want to see someone again, whether its a customer or a date, you had better treat them well. Everyone needs a plan.

But dating is far more complicated than all that, particularly if you're genuinely excited about...

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Finding My Voice

(0) Comments | Posted February 9, 2012 | 2:03 PM

I always wanted to be famous. The first song I ever learned how to play on the guitar was the Oscar Meyer Wiener song, self-taught by way of painstaking plucking of each individual note. I was 10 years old and fancied myself something of a genius for figuring out such...

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When Did Jail Become Cool?

(8) Comments | Posted January 31, 2012 | 2:39 PM

I don't know about you, but I've never been in jail, and I never really gave it much thought before, but I'm pretty proud of that. It seems that this is just another source of pride that has become obsolete in our society, as now it is unusual to find...

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Seeing Red

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2011 | 2:59 PM

There is always a next time. It always happens again. And no, they are really not sorry.

Red flags should be easy to see, but apparently, in spite of their crimson color and their ability to wave in the breeze, they cleverly escape the notice of those most in need...

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Santa's Special Fireplace

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2011 | 5:55 PM

It was difficult to explain to my 5-year-old nephew how Santa Claus accessed our house when we had a roaring fire burning in the fireplace on Christmas Eve. It was a legitimate question, and one we as adults had not considered. Then it hit us. We had a second fireplace...

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Real Christmas Lights

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2011 | 10:32 AM

Many of us have beautiful memories of Christmas as children... memories of magic and wonder, the thrill of knowing Santa Claus would soon be here, rushing off to bed so that we could pretend to be asleep (as if we could fool him into coming earlier).

Not only did...

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Early Detection: Can You Afford It?

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | 1:20 PM

All of the organized breast screening programs in Canada offer free mammograms to women aged 50 - 69. That's the extent of the eligibility requirement list.

To receive a free mammogram in the Washington, D.C. area, you must be over the age of 50 as well, but there...

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Too Old for Trick-or-Treat

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 7:18 PM

When I was 13, I was crushed to discover that I was apparently now too old for trick-or-treating. After a lifetime of selecting totally awesome costumes for Halloween, I couldn't believe my ears when I was told that it was over for me. My time had passed, my glory days...

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