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A Tale of Two Cities: Washington vs. DC

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(Dr.) Maranda Ward

Social Reform vs. Human Resources

“If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime”

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The Most Beautiful Swimming Pools In the World    I’m sitting in boxers on an itchy sofa, sweating in an un-air-conditioned apartment that, at last glance at my thermometer hanging in the living room, was 88 degrees, and I’m looking at these photos of cool blue swimming pools, and I’m telling you right now, if I wasn’t out of trash bags, I’d totally make a backwoods “pool for one.” 226 more words

City Interests

Water lilies at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

There is something really special about water lilies (g. Nymphaea)—it’s easy for me to understand why impressionist painter Claude Monet was obsessed with them. 76 more words


Seeing things differently

Normally I try to move in really close to my subjects using a telephoto or macro lens. Yesterday, however, I decided to try to “see” the world differently by using a wider lens (24-105mm) during a quick trip with my photography mentor… 269 more words

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Four years later...

I should probably be able to remember my own anniversary, but I am a guy. Therefore I was caught a bit by surprise yesterday evening when WordPress notified me that it was the fourth anniversary of the start of my blog. 286 more words


Sofar So chill.

I spent Friday afternoon in Anacostia. When I’m in Anacostia I feel like I’m in both Philly and Nola. Despite significant demographic and environmental changes Anacostia is still unapologetically DC. 515 more words

Father(less)'s Day

     At this past Thursday’s “Life Session,” we celebrated the fathers of The House DC community in commemoration of Father’s Day, a day that brings a great deal of emotion for most of our kids.   782 more words