Blog Secrets and Muggings

Scenes from the PostSecret exhibit The Exhibit PostSecret Without question, PostSecret is one of the most interesting and captivating blogs today. The anonymous post cards are, in many cases, messages of profound distress, guilt, hope and desire for redemption. They’re also works of art and that art is on display through January 18 at the former Georgetown Staples Store 3307 M Street. The person behind PostSecret is, Frank Warren, a DC area blogger. Last night a fundraising reception was held for the National Hopeline Network, a hotline for those in crisis.
Mugged Again The Danger Blanket Our writer was mugged Saturday, his second time since moving to DC in September. His car is also broken into. Twice. A female roommate is mugged as well. What is going on? The first post chronicles his mishaps. A second post offers an analysis of the crimes. An excerpt:

This is ridiculous. I know hundreds of people that have lived in Washington for ages and haven’t any dealings with crime, but I’ve already had way more than my fair share, and I’ve only been about ¼ of a year.

Related: Mugging Near Giant Food. My sister, and I were mugged at gun point Sunday evening (December 12th) around 10th & O Street. We needed something that we could not get from Whole Foods thus went to the Giant at 9th & O St. around 5:45 PM, and were mugged on our way home sometime around 6:30ish. … One had a silver revolver. – From Logan Circle News. Also Noted Returning to a Locked Down DC. Jonathan Rowe, On The Commons, There is a connection, I think, between the police state on the Hill and the corporatizing of the neighborhoods. A retail chain that demands conformity in its thousands of outlets is of a piece with a government that demands conformity from its citizens. From the City Desk. Mushy. A collection of scenes and people at Busboys and Poets. The writer is 29 years old. I live in Washington, DC. I’m married. I have a dog, to whom I talk. Often. I’m an only child. A few years ago I met an independent filmmaker at a meeting for work. She asked me if I was a producer; I said no. She said, “That’s surprising. You seem like you have stories to tell.” From Multitudes. Reya recommendation. Viridian, a review, by The Kitchenette. The sea-foam green paint and metallic sign whispering “Viridian,” was so minimalist, we literally missed it four times while driving. Rasika, First Impressions. Our meal started with fabulous palak chaat, a bowl of crispy fried spinach with sweet yogurt and tamarind date chutney. From the Metrocurean. The problem of forgeries of Rodin drawings. From The ARTery. National Zoo Birding. During sustained cold spells like what we experienced over the past two days, local ponds freeze over, leaving waterfowl to seek other open waterways. One place where open water is guaranteed is the National Zoo. Most ponds are heated, and the stretch of Rock Creek below the zoo rarely freezes. So the zoo’s waterfowl population will rise considerably during cold snaps. From A DC Birding Blog. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Now Registering Youth and Adults for Spring 2006 Classes and Workshops