Category Archives: Washington life

Wordless Wednesday: The colors of fall

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How many will come to Trump’s inauguration?

The election is over (thank goodness) and Washingtonians can go about their lives once more. For a while at least until Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20. Inaugurations have been a big deal in Washington since John F. Kennedy (above) … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Fall in Washington

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Voting day . . . finally

Finally, it’s voting day. Thank God or God help us, but either way this presidential election ends. As a journalist, I never publicly discuss my vote, but I’ve never missed an election since turning 18. My parents were very big … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day

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Saying goodbye to summer is always bittersweet

I love summer, but by the end I’m ready for its end. The searing heat has worn me down. So have the sweaty tours and sweaty tourists. Beach residents have a saying about summer and tourists — they’re glad to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Window into history

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Native Washingtonian 101 – It’s “War-shington”

Want to sound like a local? Here’s the first clue – we say “War-shington.” Yes, we sneak an “r” in there. I don’t know why. It’s not because this town makes war on other countries. It’s just something we say … Continue reading

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5 Must See Smithsonian Exhibits

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Washington life: What’s old is new again

“Honey – where are our records?” Haven’t said that in awhile, but recently receiving a new knockoff of the radio/record players I saw growing up in the 1960s saw me looking for records for the first time since the 1980s. … Continue reading

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5 things to know about the White House

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It’s Redskins season already?

Nothing says football like midsummer heat, but the Washington Redskins open training camp on July 28. It’s the fourth straight summer in Richmond for three weeks of workouts, then comes the preseason and regular season that even includes a game … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: It’s beach time

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5 Must Places to Eat in Washington

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5 Things To Know When Visiting Washington, D.C.

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Happy Fourth of July

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5 Must See Places to Visit in Washington

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Wordless Wednesday: Night at the ballpark

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Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Verizon Center

What was the biggest thing to ever happen where Verizon Center now lies? The site was once home to The National Era, a weekly abolitionist newspaper that published a 43-week series by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was supposed to just … Continue reading

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Another spring season ends . . .

What did we learn as the 100-day invasion by school children that swarms our city each spring finally ends and a short interlude awaits before family and international tourists follow? It was a grind. First it rained forever, including 16 … Continue reading

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