Monthly Archives: March 2006

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An Introduction to Violence From Here to Finvara On the eve of leaving for war torn Sudan, our writer is robbed at gunpoint on a DC street. (This post dates from March 13, but just turned up on the radar) It starts: Life is full of ironies if you’re stupid enough to go looking for […]

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Puzzling bar examination application process Ambivalent Imbroglio Evidently, you have to disclose every little detail of your life, former loves and money, for the bar exam. People typically disclose volumes about themselves for all kinds of sensitive jobs in DC. This paper inquisition, usually suffered unquestioningly, doesn’t seem to do all that much good. But […]

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Random Collection of Breakup Lines Velvet in Dupont This very entertaining list includes contributions from some local bloggers. Read the comments as well. Many of these breakup lines come from hard experience. Here’s one of many: When we were trying to work things out, and you said, “My pizza is here, I’ll call you right […]

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A History of Dares A Sleepy Girl’s Thoughts on Life When she’s not sleeping, this writer is doing things that may make strong guys quake — at least those whose watch what they eat. When dared, our writer responds. An excerpt from her history of her dares. I once drank Tabasco sauce straight. I’ve chugged […]

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Just some shorts today … Loved the movie V is for Vendetta, and the film’s subplot about the Scarlet Carson rose, writes the Washington Gardener. This blog also includes a link to a blog about a flower garden at the corner of Biltmore Street and 20th Street in Adams Morgan, the Biltmore Triangle Garden. … […]

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Foggy Bottom Battle Inside the DC Bubble There are 2.5 acres of land available for development in Foggy Bottom, an enormous amount of open land for a downtown area. The area is the site of the former George Washington University Hospital building, which was razed after its replacement was built on an adjacent parking lot. […]

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A Farewell to Blogs Jadxia A thoughtful view on blogging. Excerpt: It’s really silly for me to keep trying to be heard. I shouted, and the only people who heard me were the ones who felt like shouting themselves. I whispered, and the only people who heard me were the ones who also whispered. And […]

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Prejudice From D.C. to Jerusalem An encounter in a taxi in Jerusalem forces our writer, a DC woman who is studying in Israel for a year, to maintain composure while dealing with stark questions. An excerpt from this outstanding post: The woman on the sherut also made the point that she wants to help her […]

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The Toxic Office Church of the Big Sky Our writer is accused at work of being a potential ax murderer. This is an extraordinary and important story about workplace cruelty. Painful to read but Wow in terms of writing – Cube. An excerpt: Yeah – that’s what this guy said when he was picked up […]

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Office Archetypes Zeldafitz This is a very clever rundown, and probably dead-on accurate, assessment of your co-workers. Some two-dozen archetypes are listed. Among them: The Person Who is Nice When She Comes to Your Office to Talk, but who acts weird if you come to her office to chat Love in the Ruins Son of […]