NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Thursday, March 27, 2014 Have you ever taken a trip by yourself? Do you prefer to travel with people or alone?~~~~~~~~Travel is not a thing I do often. When I was working for our local school system, I did travel often, going to state, regional, and national conferences. There was only one occasion when I had to fly alone. I flew from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, to attend a Homeless Children and Youth Conference....more

The Ragnar Relay Washington, DC

What’s better than tackling a 193-mile run? Applauding others as they tackle it!That’s what you can do Friday, October 4, when the Ragnar Relay Washington DC, now in its third year, kicks off at Rocky Gap State Park in Flintstone, Maryland. Barring any blown hamstrings, runners—working in teams of 12—will finish the following day at National Harbor in the Free State's Prince George’s County....more

Suck it, Wal-mart

Woot! Woot! Some good news at last on a political front! A group of politicians actually took a stand for their constituents AGAINST some big oligarchy-feeding hellholes! Alleluia!!!...more

DC Fashion Blogger Rocks Floral

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Northeast is Back (Washington, DC)

Brookland, Eckington Place, Bloomingdale, NoMa (really known as the NY-Fla Ave Corridor)…all of these places have been great undiscovered places in DC to live.  While most now or even before the re-commercialization of U Street and Columbia Heights still preferred these mid-city center points, Northeast had been overlooked....more

Shoes, Food and Homes in Columbia Heights, Washington, DC

Whether shopping, metro, great restaurants or city living is your shtick, Columbia Heights has more and more – again.Just opened recently, DSW shoe fans can find the new store on the corner of Irving and Ashmead.  While there, shoppers can delight in the new Mexican-style Cilantro Grill “Lime” on 14th street in the center of all the Columbia Heights’ offerings....more

Infertile Shouldn't Mean Replaceable

The National Zoo in Washington DC may be getting a new female panda because the one they have hasn't been able to produce more cubs after one successful pregnancy. I can't help but feel sad about this. I am an infertile woman who was successful with treatments the first time around. I am an infertile woman who has not been able to get pregnant again since. The message being inadvertently given by zoo researchers is that this panda is worthless if she can't reproduce. ...more
I sympathize with your infertility problems. Both of my sisters have had trouble getting ...more

The US Capitol at Night

I have some mixed feelings about DC. I love the museums, the architecture, the history, and the tradition that is so steeped in every building. But New York will always have my heart, and DC just can’t compare. I was at the Capitol for work on Wednesday night, and I snapped this picture with my iPhone on my way out.For me, this moment sums up everything I love about DC, and everything I miss about New York....more

For Good!

"Ring...."  Hummm......more


As far as family outings go, the walk around the Tidal Basin this morning to see the cherry trees in bloom could sink in the dirty muck of the Potomac and no one would miss it. ...more