07 Oct 2015

Things We Take For Granted:

A Peek Inside the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum

After blogging about the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum’s celebration of Equality Day, I was invited to take a tour of the museum. Although I’ve lived in the neighborhood for close to a decade, it seems as though every week brings a new surprise and a new amazing place brimming with interesting mementos and meaningful history […]

06 Oct 2015

Capitol Hill:

Alleypalooza 1.5

When DDOT announced the first Alleypalooza in early July, the residents of the alley between Independence Avenue, 10th, 11th and C Streets SE eagerly scanned the list of alleys to be repaired in hopes that their backyard would be one of the chosen.              

06 Oct 2015


Slow Down: Small People in the Crosswalks Wednesday 10/7 for Walk-to-School Day

As you make your commute this Wednesday, plan to encounter sidewalk and street congestion. Take a deep breath, be safe and patient, and meditate on this: We live in an awesome neighborhood built for biking and walking for commuters of all ages! Wednesday, October 7 is International Walk-to-School Day and even more kids than usual […]

05 Oct 2015


Lost Capitol Hill: Anne Royall

Interviews are an important part of the reporter’s tool-kit, whether to be published as a stand-alone piece, or to simply to gather information and quotes for an article. This art form is, however, not all that old–less than 200 years. The first practitioner was Anne Royall, who developed it out of necessity when she found […]

02 Oct 2015


Homeless Children Playground Projects Brings New Life to DC General

It can often seem that news about DC General focuses on the many problems with the site and the city’s plan to close the homeless shelter. But this won’t happen for years. Until then, it will remain home to hundreds of families. Many of those residents include children and teens who, like any child or teen, […]

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