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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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...

Restoring Democracy in the Nation’s Capitol

A few weeks ago, the country’s voters went to the polls to elect congressional representatives who will come to the Nation’s Capital to represent...

Let’s Build on DC’s Progress in 2019

As we collectively utter, “I can’t believe this year is almost over,” it’s worth looking back at all that happened and start to think...

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...

Rationale For Art

Our kids hate us— that we can and they can’t, That we know and they don’t, that we’ve done and they haven’t— Just like we hated our parents and...

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...

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...