Category Archives: Washington life

Secret White House entrance is no secret

Is something a secret if everyone that cared to know about it since 1941 indeed knows about it? Visitors often asked about whether there are secret tunnels from the White House. They’re thinking of the 1993 movie “Dave” where a … Continue reading

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Happy 11th anniversary to Monumental Thoughts

Well, it wasn’t the best of years for tourism. In fact, the global pandemic has completely shut down Washington tourism since March. Just days from the start of the spring tour season, the government shut us down for a few … Continue reading

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National Christmas Tree is . . . pink?

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Remembering RFK

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Rick Snider reads from ‘The Angel Among Us’

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LBJ and Yuki are in tune

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Woodrow Wilson’s sheep cut White House grass

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Grace Coolidge saves Rebecca from being Thanksgiving dinner

Rebecca was given to President Coolidge to be dinner on Thanksgiving. Yeah, some Southerners eat it. Supposedly tastes like chicken. But, the Coolidges passed and the raccoon lived with them at the White House for several years before donated to … Continue reading

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The best three pizzas in town

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Remembering Glenn Brenner

I first met Glenn Brenner in 1979 at my college job fair. He was the keynote speaker. Glenn started to speak and said screw it, what do you guys want to know? He then took questions for an hour. Glenn … Continue reading

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City celebrates Biden victory

My wife and I were walking Oak Hill Cemetery in Georgetown when we heard honking in the distance. Wonder what that was? Driving through Georgetown, we quickly learned Joe Biden won the presidential election. People were flooding the streets, cars … Continue reading

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Finding Boss Shepherd’s tomb

Alexander Shepherd was one of the key people responsible for Washington being what it is today, but few know who “Boss” Shepherd was even if his statue is to the right of City Hall’s steps. Indeed, Shepherd is known as … Continue reading

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Where have all the flowers gone?

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Taking green energy in stride

Sidewalks – they’re not the friendliest of places around Washington. I once fell face down on the sidewalk when kicking a raised section near OPM. I wasn’t badly hurt, but that people actually walked around me without helping angered me … Continue reading

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St. Mary’s Church in Southern Maryland

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St. Mary’s City church

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Where you going?

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Happy Labor Day

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RFK’s still hanging in there

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Always love a good fountain

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