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Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 27th, 2013 by dcblogs

With DOMA’s demise, we are citizens, writes The Republic of T. Excerpt: After the news of the Supreme Court decision, someone asked me if I’d be going to a celebration tonight. No, unless something changes between now and the close of business, I’m not going to a celebration tonight. I’m going home, where I’ll have dinner with my family, play with the kids, chat with the neighbors, read stories and sing songs at bedtime, and kiss my husband goodnight, like I’ve done every night for 13 years.

The neighbor with the mystery. Alice’s Adventures Underground.

Katelin Taylor was in London recently for a short visit and writes in great detail about the adventure, in the post: Speed Touring.

About her grandfather and the grapefruit. Poly Purpose.

Alternatives to Google Reader. The Angry Bureaucrat.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 25th, 2013 by dcblogs

Here’s a blog to bookmark: DC Crime Stories, the work of a veteran reporter, Scott McCabe.

The Lousy Linguist, and yes he’s a real cognitive linguist, is asked by a friend for some bar recommendations, a friend who is begging for local dive bars. He responds with a list of dive bars that begins with the Raven.

Rusty the Red Panda was captured in Adams Morgan after escaping from the National Zoo. City Desk.

Top ten ways you know you’re a diehard DC foodie. Nevin Martell.

Rent or buy? Running the numbers on three one BR condos. Curbed.

Five places to love on U Street. Girl Meets Food.

Find karaoke in the District at High Notes, the official blog of district karaoke.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 24th, 2013 by dcblogs

Why I Blog. Life In A Swamp. Illustrated, mathematically, in a chart.

The thing about having a career in DC. Lemmonex.

Single: A Redefinition moves to DC via the auto train.

A day at the beach in Ocean City. Girls with Names.

Four new DC hot spots: Del Campo, Ghibellina, Etto, and Barmini. Been There, Eaten That.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 20th, 2013 by dcblogs

What can you do about a woodpecker pecking holes in a house? At 6 a.m. Jofifur.

The headlines in Glover Park: Local woman missing; car in Pearson’s lot (Update: Found!). Hyperlocal Glover Park.

I Can’t Breastfeed … Nor Would I Want To. City Girl.

A healthy fear of cops. Causer Consulting.

Let’s ban riding on sidewalks. Greater Greater Washington.

My favorite part of DC, in photos. On a Pink Typewriter.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 19th, 2013 by dcblogs

All creatures big and small are part of the hyperlocal coverage offered by The Ode Street Tribune.

Is there anything on Congress Heights’ Main Street worth saving? Congress Heights on the Rise.

What DC looked like when the Redskins won the Super Bowl, so long ago. Ghosts of DC.

Birthdays: Neighborhood Nomads has turned two years old. Dining in DC turns six.

A funny, odd collection of tweets. Vox Populi.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 18th, 2013 by dcblogs

The DC Sports Page looks at the effort to rebrand the Redskins in the post: Hail to the Metros? Excerpt: I’m somewhat conflicted on the name of the Redskins. I am of Asian descent. I’ve heard many slurs, so I understand the reasons Native Americans may be offended by the name. At the same time, this is a name that’s been in use for decades.

Before and after, 4.5 Street. A 1955 photograph in color. Vanished Washington.

Unemployed Kat writes a personal manifesto that imagines the future.

It’s hard to know who sells what on eBay, but the writer of We pass the time of day to forget how time passes is selling clothes.

Praise for a juicer. Hitherto, who writes: The downside is it does feel a touch wasteful. Some items are juiced more successfully than others, but to create a glass of juice there is a fair bit of pulp which is going to waste.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 17th, 2013 by dcblogs

A long time blogger, Church of the Big Sky, can be one of the most affecting writers in the DC blogosphere. This slipped by when it published in April, but a fan of this writer told us about it. It’s an unsettling, but a powerfully honest post about bad behavior. Title: He said.

Ten buildings that changed DC. Parchment.

A list: DC. What I’ll Miss. River City Ramblings is leaving. No. 12: Feeling like we’re “hip” and at the center of things/history/events, living here in DC.

Sociology in My Neighborhood says as investment moves to the hot areas of the District, other areas, such as Dupont Circle, may suffer. Something similar happened to New York’s Upper East Side. The post, The emerging wastelands of DC.

A review of Bistro du Coin, with photos. Better than Ramen.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 14th, 2013 by dcblogs

DC Style is Real arrived in DC eight years ago. She hated leaving Manhattan, and says her experience with DC didn’t begin well. Her view about DC has changed since.

About a sign at a restaurant: Can you encourage civilizing behavior with the F word? Prince of Petworth.

This doesn’t happen too often in the DC blogosphere: One blog calls out another and in a critical way. The District Curmudgeon.

A family history of skipping school. Washington DC My Hometown

Imagine if the mover told you, “Yuir furniture is crap!” Jimbo.

DC Film Girl really liked the new Superman.

If you care at all about the future of the MLK Library, this is pretty important: A call to action: Call on DC City Council to create a Citizens Task Force on the Future of DC’s Central Library, Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 12th, 2013 by dcblogs

Calling all dog owners, Fiery and Opinionated needs some advice on how to raise a puppy. Photos, of course.

The writer of Brutalism is invited to a wedding that included Joe Biden.

Some thoughts about how people learn, or how paperless makes you stupid, writes assortedstuff.

Metro riders need to know when service will be good again, writes Beyond DC. It notes: After years of deferred maintenance, WMATA is neck deep with major track work every weekend. The work is clearly necessary for Metrorail’s long term viability, but it’s awful for riders now.

Avert Your Eyes shares the best text exchange she has ever experienced.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on June 11th, 2013 by dcblogs

Who is running for mayor in DC? Who is counting? Capital Comment is.

How the few have chosen inequality for the many. The Republic of T.

Small Town Girl, DC World describes her date in photos. The post: My perception vs. reality. The writer has a knack for telling stories this way.

For those of you who may know just a little about Esther Williams, the Library of Congress knows a lot. It shares the story of the Hollywood mermaid on its blog.

The 10 skills every mother should possess. Scary Mommy.