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Thursday, May 23, 2019

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Happy 20th Hill Havurah

We were not yet the ten required for a minyan when we first gathered, more than 20 years ago, in a Hill dining room...

Bringing Healthcare Home

There are several ways to be pained in health. One is the physical pain that could land you in a hospital. Another pain could...

Heard on the Hill – June 2017

This was supposed to be a story about resilience and the human spirit. I was going to write about the ever-generous Capitol Hill community,...

The Answer

If man, as a species, rises to the occasion And takes the heavens by storm, If we triumph over every element and elemental force That reality has contrived, that endless universes Have...

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...