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Sunday, December 8, 2019

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...

Jack On The Rocks

Dear Readers. This writer seeks your indulgence for his column’s extended absence. In the current era of loquacious political excess conducted by the hyperactive...

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...

Have A Safe Journey to the School Door

With back to school fast approaching, front of mind for me as a dad and a former middle school principal is our students’ safety....

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...

Haiku by Jill Strachan

Jill Strachan writes that at the precise moment she retired as executive director of the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW), haiku started springing into...

Being Free

We don't want to be human anymore! Not the animal part of human, anyway. Three and a half billion years of evolving into what we don't want...

Early In The Morning

Early in the morning suddenly I’m here— My thought is not quite clear, But it’s fresh and new and full of you… We must have been together in a dream. I can’t...

Don’t Tread on DC – July 2017

I wear a DC flag or shirt promoting statehood pretty much wherever I go. I wear the shirt so much it gets to the...

The “Sorry” State of American Health Practice

“Sorry, this medical practice does not take Medicare.” “Sorry, I don’t take Medicaid.” “Sorry, I am not in your insurance Network.” “Sorry, your insurance...