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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

An Ordinary Death

He was slipping into darkness, terrified, not of death, but of pain. He had been a man consumed with all things “himself” And not in the habit of...

Improve DC Restroom Access

This fall, the DC Council has the opportunity to ensure that that residents and visitors have access to clean, safe public restrooms. Bill 22-0223,...

The Wandering Poem

Here it is: a poem—a thought— a creation born and set adrift To wander, at the very least, round and round inside my mind— Or wander maybe farther: around...

Letter: Thanks For Recognizing McKindley-Ward

Re: Rindy O'Brien's excellent profile of Urban Forester Steve McKindley-Ward. It's a pleasure to see Steve and his colleagues at the Urban Forestry Administration...

Promises To A Friend

I’ll be there when the time comes, when time no longer is your friend: When time starts rushing past you leaving a ringing in your ears; When time...

Time to Fully Fund Birth to Three

DC students are back in the classroom for a new school year, but as early childhood professionals will tell you, education begins long before...

Another Kind Of Man

The warrior stretched his steady stride into the valley of despair, Where ruin by the swirling storm provoked him like a baleful stare. Frantic farmers peered from caves...

Hill East Parking Enforcement: Not a Priority for the City

Thank you to the Hill Rag and Hill Rag reporter Elizabeth O’Gorek for writing about the lack of parking enforcement in Hill East. Parking...

Little Sarah

I cringe at the curb of every street where a child has left their guide And bolted into the danger, there, eager to gain the other side. A...

Running for Students

I love school. I’ve loved school since my first day of preschool in Yonkers, NY, when I walked in, saw all the children and...