Monthly Archives: August 2009

DC Blogs Noted

Hyper-local blogging has clearly established itself in DC, evidenced by at least 50 neighborhood specific blogs in the District. We have updated our neighborhood-by-neighborhood listing, with comments, of active neighborhood blogs at news.dcblogs.com. And regarding neighborhood blogging, today on the Kojo Nnamdi show, Blogging Block-by-Block in Ward 8, with writers of And Now, Anacostia, Barry […]

DC Blogs Noted

Photographs and memories and thoughts, following the news of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s death. A few of the particularly nice tributes out there in DC cyberspace: DC Peg thinks of “the hand” from Hains Point in He Tried; while Lizkdc is moved by particular story: The Man at the Door (Ted Kennedy’s Death); and Cooby […]

DC Blogs Noted

Sonnet87 compares and contrasts Pat Conroy’s last two books and wonders “why is high school the most important and defining period of time in the lives of the characters of both of these books?” among other things. According to BlackGirlGrown’s guest blogger Tricia Wagner, women need to save more than men do. After getting two […]

DC Blogs Noted

Much has been blogged about the felonious behavior of athletes.  The latest post from the Food for Thought blog addresses this subject but in the larger context of all of our lives in A Guide to Withholding Pity from Fools. The author of the Freedom from Blog offers a first hand account of a health […]

DC Blogs Noted

A detective discourages the writers of Capital City Diner from filing a police report after they are mugged by a man who appeared to be carrying a sawed-off shotgun. Discussion about it can also be found at frozen tropics More shotgun news: Metro’s heavily armed money collectors are a formidable presence. But are they being […]

DC Blogs Noted

Maria of A Daily Dose of Zen Sarcasm stops for bargain gas on New York Avenue and notices some odd-looking characters, including a woman with fashion sense that’s circa 1993. And then the police arrive. The post: The Jamaican Beat of Justice, DC Edition. dc introspective goes past the protest line to have lunch at […]

DC Blogs Noted

Prince of Petworth rags on my (newish) neck of the woods. Oh Ballston, VA You Keep Getting Better and Better. Also (yes, a twofer from PoP today. You’re welcome Prince!) he shares some work from a local favorite poet. Poems by Reuben Jackson Speaking of poetry… In Through the Back Door treats you to Paper […]

DC Blogs Noted

For half an hour a week you can help a child discover a love of reading.  Life in Mount Vernon Square gives the details. How does the Internet see you?  Assorted Stuff looks at Personas. “Near Southeast” Redevelopment/JDLand wonders exactly what water taxi service is available to Nationals’ Park.  After all, the Mayor’s office has […]

DC Blogs Noted

Alice dates a lot… with what she has described as “varying” degrees of success.  A number of people have asked her why she hasn’t used eHarmony; she wrote an open letter in response – eHarmony: I am not compatible. Is art found (at a steep discount) better than art acquired? Life Goes on, I Think? […]