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Saturday, September 21, 2019

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...

Promises To A Friend

I’ll be there when the time comes, when time no longer is your friend: When time starts rushing past you leaving a ringing in your ears; When time...

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...