Monthly Archives: July 2006

DC Blogs Noted

Rain is the New Singles Bar. Headline says it. Short, sweet and perfectly observed and reported. Two-Timing the Cosmos. Such sweet partings are a bit too much. The Cords of Billroth. Shady Grove Metro PDAs. In Iraq is Chairborne Stranger, who writes about the war and how it would feel to leave. Excerpt: I am […]

DC Blogs Noted

Not Optimistic EJ Takes Life I haven’t felt safe in my home and my city for several weeks now, writes EJ, in a powerful post about the state of crime in this city, the apathy of police and finger-pointing of its residents. An excerpt: One thing I’m particularly losing patience with is the gentrification blame […]

DC Blogs Noted

Agonizing pain brings Chris to an emergency room early Tuesday morning. He doesn’t know what to expect but is perplexed by the medical staff. He writes: There was nothing at all “emergency” in their demeanor. I’m crippled over in some of the worst pain I’ve ever had, and they’re acting like I’m there to pick […]

DC Blogs Noted

You’re No Artist, eh? Harmany Music Wendy says she is “going against type” by taking up painting, but demonstrates a strong feeling for colors, balance and design in a series of artworks displayed in her online art gallery. Another Night at the Ballpark D.C. Chai While waiting for a bus Rebecca captures the interactions between […]

DC Blogs Italia

DC to Italy Grace’s Poppies and WonL In Dupont Circle Sunday night people were blowing car horns and waving Italian flags in celebration of Italy’s World Cup. Two local bloggers were in Italy last week and witnessed some of the earlier round celebrations. Reya of Grace’s Poppies has a series of posts from her long […]

DC Blogs Noted:

Urban Irrationalism, Cont. Thoreau’s Journal This is a well-written, pulse quickening account of a confrontation on the Metro with a lunatic. You may know the feeling: Your gut tells you not to get involved but you can’t let it slide, either. The post was also noted in The Express. An excerpt: At this point I […]

DC Blogs Noted:

The Algorithms and Porn of Foo Eat Foo(d) This is a new blog about food – news, commentary, photos, restaurant reviews and anecdotes — that includes five DC writers. The blog, started by local blogger David Barzelay, explains itself here. But you can get an idea of its creative reach by scanning through posts that […]

DC Blogs Noted:

Risk taking by DC Bangkok Expat Mama. This writer doesn’t follow conventional advice about living overseas and says she is better for it. Excerpt: But without taking some risks about what to eat, where to live, and to whom we open our hearts, our lives here might seem pallid and half-lived. (Remind me I wrote […]