Monthly Archives: October 2005

DC Blogs Noted:

Strong Women Candy Sandwich Plans for the day include honoring “the woman who made a stand by taking a seat,” Rosa Parks. This is from a new group blog. This is post is by Kristen. I am young, urban professional white girl who grew up somewhat poor but most certainly not disadvanted in southeastern Ohio […]

Blog Ghosts

Haunting Thoughts About a Forgotten Man DC Drama Grrls A man dies and his skeleton is found in the bathtub. The background and questions are in this Washington Post story, but the answers are missing. Our blog writer becomes obsessed with wanting to know more. She visits the place where the Forgotten Man lived and […]

DC Blogs Noted:

No title Beauty and the Beltway I made note of a post by this author in the notes column Tuesday. As a rule, I like to space out blog posts by various authors. The goal is to expose readers to a range of blogs. But I couldn’t ignore this post and the note sent to […]

DC Blogs Noted:

Photo: Angry Pushcart Pretzels DC Crime Wave? Logan Circle News DC needs more neighborhood blogs — more sources of grass roots news. And here’s a new blog, Logan Circle News, that helps take this city a step closer to that. I wanted to learn more about this blog and one of the people behind this […]

Blog Regrets

Drivin’ that Train Kathryn On … A clever rundown of the types of nightmare passengers you find on a train — based on actual experience. A well-told story with a strong finish. An excerpt: New to DC – this gal had some major problems with her ticket and her cell phone for the first 15 […]

Blog Voices

My New Gig Rude Cactus Our writer — and top notch photographer — gets a new job but faces having to “choose between caring for our daughter and earning a second income.” They gave up the second income. This causes the writer to reflect on the U.S. standing on maternity leave – 12 weeks – […]

DC Blogs Noted:

Remembering The Pictures Are All I Can Feel Happy and Jaded explains: Six years ago on this date, I was raped. I wrote this post last year and am re-posting it in honor of today. This is brilliant, powerful and emotionally charged writing. It deserves to be published in the New Yorker, but this writer […]

Blog Winds

The plan: Visit Every Starbucks in DC Siren Song This blog details the caffeinated adventures of Jacinda and Jerry, who are on a quest to visit every Starbucks in DC. It’s self-described as “an incredible waste of time,” which makes it absolutely perfect for blogging. There are 50 “and counting” Starbucks in DC. Is this […]

DC Blogs Noted:

The Zoo’s African American Heritage Garden Big Green Chair The writers of this blog take issue with the National Zoo’s African American Heritage Garden and pose provocative questions about it. … Then we stumbled upon the African American Heritage Garden. Intrigued, we took a closer look. The garden had black-eyed peas, watermelon, peanuts, and okra. […]

Blog tropics

Bangkok life Bangkok Expat Mama For an idea of what it’s like to live and raise children in Bangkok, here’s the story of a blogging DC expat. In a note our blogger, the Expat Mama, writes: I’m a second-generation, homegrown Washingtonian who, aside from two years in Evanston, IL, and nine months in Boston, has […]