Category Archives: Washington life

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

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Where have all the flowers gone?

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

St. Mary’s Church in Southern Maryland

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , | Leave a comment

St. Mary’s City church

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Where you going?

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Happy Labor Day

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

RFK’s still hanging in there

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Always love a good fountain

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

5 Questions with Washington biographer John Berlau

George Washington was more than our first president and leader of the Revolutionary War. He also became the nation’s richest man as a farmer and entrepreneur. John Berlau’s new book “George Washington, Entrepreneur” (St. Martin) takes a rare look at … Continue reading

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Summertime, summertime

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Brookside Gardens markers remember sniper victims

I’d never been to Brookside Gardens until recently. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced me to find new places to visit away from the city and the free park adjacent to Wheaton Regional Park is a fine place to walk around … Continue reading

Posted in Memorials, Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Remember the sniper’s victims

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Brookside Gardens

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Under the spreading Lincoln oak tree

An old stump is all that’s left of one of the older trees ever around Washington. The Lincoln Oak, named for president Abraham Lincoln meeting under its expansive branches with local military leaders during the Civil War, was destroyed by … Continue reading

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Happy 4th of July

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday: Indian Head rail trail

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

My Year with Fitbit

Ever wonder how many steps you really walk? Do you come close to the so-called recommended 10,000 per day? Does more walking make a difference? I just finished one year with a Fitbit, a present my wife gave me as … Continue reading

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Is it safe to come out?

It’s time to leave the bunkers. The crisis hasn’t passed. People are still getting sick. But, the economy is in shambles and people can’t take the isolation anymore. So ready or not, here we come. At least, some of us. … Continue reading

Posted in Washington life | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment