I was quiet on the car ride home. All I could think about was how the VAST majority of people on the planet live in poverty. Not a simple majority, but an overwhelming majority. It’s easy to putter along in my Honda through our neighborhood – extremely modest by DC standards – and assume that this is par for the course as far as the rest of the world is concerned. But it’s not…
Is it me, or is there just something about concession stand hot dogs that just tastes great? I find frankfurters tasty in general, but eating one from a hot dog stand in the city is just different.
Homeless Man On G Street Mypurplelink A poem explained by the writer: … his eyes and face told me about a life that was not just his – but ours, you, me and anyone who has a soul and heart. when we strip it al down, we’ll realize that we are all the same trip, the same journey. i owe one person who gave me the eyes to see the world around me as it is. this is yours – your words spoken through me – i give them back to you and everyone else. The first stanza:
I miss that homeless man on G Street His eyes, gaze Deep, black and like a pit Eats me up in bright daylight With a look, he spoke
NPS next has to decide whether or not to go forward with the project and if so, with which of the feasible alternatives to go. WABA has been pursing this project for years. All in all it’s a good project, but it won’t be as nice as the Mt. Vernon Trail segments that already exist.
It’s not news to say that rents are exorbitant in Cleveland Park. Any potential business owner has to know they’ve got to either have a bottomless pit of cash or take in huge amounts of business every month. Or both. If the rents aren’t made reasonable and affordable we’ll continue to have a turnover of businesses at best and a ghost strip at worst.
Photos: reflection in World Bank window; side shot, photo of protestor from the recent anti-war rally.