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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Parent Advisory Council A Sounding Board for My School DC

March 29 was an exciting day for DC families – it’s Lottery Results Day! This is when we learn which schools our children are...

Events DC is Boondoggle

It’s budget season in DC. This week, our councilmembers will be marking up the Mayor’s proposed budget. In theory, this is when the Council...

Abolish On Street Parking

The Council is in the process of approving higher fees for yearly residential parking permits. Instead of paying $35 per car, District residents will...

Challenging The Gods

I'm proud to the point of vanity for Man—      for what we, humanity, have achieved. "Pride goeth before destruction," we are warned.      So be it!...

Greenleaf Redevelopment Raises Major Concerns

The June 11th piece on the potential realities of Build First for Greenleaf raises issues that should be of concern to all Southwest residents...

DC Deserves Jack

Jack Evans isn’t the Councilmember DC needs, but the one DC deserves right now. Yes, I purposely misquoted the Dark Night. And, no, it’s not...

DCPS Laptops Are as Old as the Children Who Use Them

Every afternoon, Ms. W, a Ward 6 teacher, stacks broken laptops on a cart, where they wait to be repaired by a technician who...

Don’t Place Your Faith in Build First for Greenleaf

In just two months, the Washington Post has published a perspective and an op-ed on environmental hazards in Southwest DC due to economic activity....

The Anonymous Poet

The anonymous poet prefers anonymity— no distraction(s) from the poems. He asks that you read, just once… And again, only if those words resonate. If the words pique, that’s why poetry. Writing...

Thoughts In The Night

An unfamiliar sound—sudden awakening, groggy, but alert, That innocent, deeper me takes charge, starts plotting my survival: That me-in-the-genes’ pure will to live, still—always—holding tight to life, Ignores the pain,...