Monthly Archives: April 2006

DC Blogs Noted

A Story of Falling, Then Rising Grace’s Poppies In a note recommending this post, Jamy called it “beautiful and moving.” One commenter called it “breathless.” It’s all of that and more, this story of homelessness and redemption, by this soulful and brilliant writer. It begins, simply and powerfully: This is a true story. Also visit […]

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The Apartment Sale Team Wet Dog Our writer is moving to a new apartment and selling some things. Or so he thought. A Reya recommendation. An excerpt: “How much for the hat,” he asked, picking it up. “Five dollars,” I told him. He picked it up and tried it on. It fit perfectly, and looked […]

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Guilt Finding Blanche This very touching post will likely strike a cord with anyone who has lived. An excerpt: When I went to funeral, I was shocked and horrified to see people staring and pointing. At me. … Also Noted: Quick and Natural starts: The label on my SpiceHuner Chicken and Vegetables soup says that […]

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Smithsonian on Demand? DC Arts Jobs Don’t be misled by the title of this blog. It is a rich and impressive resource for the arts community, but this recent post deserves a broad audience. It concerns a deal reached by the Smithsonian with Showtime Networks giving it “right of first refusal for any project that […]

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Riot Girls Knee Deep In It The name of the blog has it right as far as this story is concerned. This writer, Killy, delivers a first person account of what happened following the University of Maryland’s women’s basketball team victory, leading up to a clash between students and police. (News reports at the Baltimore […]

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Boom, Boom, Boom EJ Takes Life This is lyrical, descriptive writing. Very creative; A post that came recommended by I-66. It starts: I’m literally bouncing in my flip flops down the bumpy brick sidewalk. The world is full of news good and bad. Dear friends are in love and getting married. Someone has died. I […]

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Game to Forget: Nationals Opener Assorted blogs There’s a raft of good blogs about the Nationals. Here are excerpts from some of them about yesterday’s 3-2 loss to the Mets. Writes Just a Nats Fan: A loss by one point isn’t so bad, really, but there were mistakes that could have easily turned it into […]

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Just some shorts … Always Write’s experience with jury duty produces a post, writes Reya, that “is over the top, it’s so good.” An excerpt from the scene in the waiting room: I imagine jury duty is a lot like being an animal in a shelter: We’re penned in, supervised more to ensure our presence […]