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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

A Dog’s Commentary on Our Political Situation

Nekoe Lightman let's his owner know his opinion of life in Trump's America.

Lesser Dreams

And then there’s beauty, standardized, We think, to some illusive But generally agreed to average, So needed— necessary— For our confident place in group. What, then, for those, as I, Who’s smile reflects less clearly? Who will take our hands— say love to...

Time To Stand Up in Lafayette Park

Standing along the northern fence line of Lafayette Park, my partner and I are surrounded by a sea of engaged young people. Outraged at...

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...

Pets Of AI

There are way too many decisions everyday. What to do about everything weighs on each of us. We “must” make decisions every millisecond And then live with the consequences… or make...

Reconsider the Federal “Safety Net”

The COVID-19 pandemic is devastating families and businesses in the District. In just six weeks, over 72,000 people have filed for unemployment insurance and...

The Power of Proximity: How we should plan to ReOpen DC

There is a saying, used by social and economic justice campaigners, “Nothing about us without us is for us.” It seems highly appropriate in...

Provide Excess Space to Public Charter Schools

An important new campaign to boost public education in the District of Columbia is underway. Scandalously, while there are 12,000 students on waitlists for...

Be more like Disney World

Mayor Bowser recently announced her administration’s new “Not in My DC” litter prevention campaign. Although it’s a noble cause, the best I can tell,...

Cloudburst

There is no sun—clouds swoop towards the earth threatening rain. Flowers of every hue of you smile up from growing, As though expecting love. The cloudburst strikes And whether for life or...
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