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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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,...

Distress

A slight flutter caught my eye, as I passed by, the first time, On my way, somewhere. Not threatening to me, I thought. Passing on return, I took...

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...

DC Voters Want One Fair Wage and DC Council Should Too

At the end of June, DC residents voted for tipped workers to be paid one fair wage. Initiative 77, approved by 56 percent of...

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...

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...

DC Public Schools Failed Thousands of Students

Last week, the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) issued the “Final Report on the Audit and Investigation of Graduation Irregularities at...

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!...

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,...

Living Below the Tower

The month before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAHC) opened its...