Monthly Archives: February 2006

DC Blogs Noted:

Cremains of the Day Church of the Big Sky The business of funerals — cardboard, wood or Tupperware — and the decisions that must be made. A well-written, touching tribute and remembrance that draws you in from the first sentence. It starts: I really hadn’t planned on UPS’ing my mom’s remains to my brother. Honest. […]

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Politics and Jury Duty Direct Current This writer has been on a roll this week with two very good posts. The first is about an encounter with Adrian Fenty, the DC councilman and mayoral candidate. This particular post was quoted in the Washington Post Express. The second post includes some dry and sharp observations about […]

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Baby Boomers: The Selfish Generation Circle V This is a powerful and angry indictment of the Baby Boom generation for the ruin it’s leaving behind. It was written by a guest at the request of V and it’s a must read. An excerpt: Then you decided to get while the gettin’ was good. You helped […]

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A Moment in My Black History Chase-ing Complacency A woman who grew up in a predominately white neighborhood writes about her experience. An excerpt: My Dad arrived (in uniform) 10 minutes later, much to my relief. He didn’t say anything to me except to ask if I was okay. I started crying. When we got […]

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JFriday: It’s not just jeans, my friends DC Shenanigans Our writer attends her first service in this city and sits with two other women at the Temple Micah. But the conversation and memories take different paths. This is a well written and ultimately moving post about spiritual reconnection. An excerpt: I’m squished between these two […]

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Erased Siryn’s Song The film, Something New, hit home with our writer and prompted her to write this compelling piece about dating. An excerpt: … Anything but black, my dear. That’s a common phenomenon on dating sites like Match.com. You’ll get a match in your box that is cute and sounds almost perfect … and […]

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The Mugging El Guapo in DC Our writer is mugged, gives chase and confronts his attacker. What happens next is extraordinary. An excerpt: Today was not like most nights. There was commotion on my walk home. About one block after I got off my stop I heard quick steps coming in my direction. Before I […]

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Breaking up with Amy Dealing in Subterfuges This writer isn’t the only person who enjoys reading newspaper advice columnists, some of whom she agrees with, some of whom make her cranky. But when an advice columnist takes aim at those of us who blog, accusing us of having no respect for privacy and no life […]