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Ghibellina: Gamberi e Polenta

Tried a new place for brunch a few weekends ago, Ghibellina on 14th St NW. Had a lovely shrimp and polenta dish and overall enjoyed the experience. Would definitely head back for another visit.

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Are you watching closely?

It finally happened… again. I got on the wrong metro train this morning. I haven’t done that while commuting in DC for at least 15 years. This is both hilarious and mortifying.

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Washington Antiquarian Book Fair – April 28-29, 2017

In an era torn by partisan division and “fake news,” the Washington Antiquarian Book Fair is offering a welcome antidote: its 42nd annual celebration of books, knowledge and learning, April 28-29, 2017, in the heart of our nation’s capital.

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Filmfest DC – April 20-30, 2017

Filmfest DC is back for its 31st year in Washington, DC, bringing new and exciting international films to the community. Filmfest DC strives to bring films of current interest and debate to the culturally curious and diverse DC community.

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Light After the Storm

So… how about that Friday? Nah, forget that, OMG Saturday guys! If you wanted to know what had a worldwide mandate, it became pretty darn clear. Also, someone needs to plan a house for wayward boys when events like this roll around.

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A Tale of Two Graffiti

Over the weekend historic buildings in both Virginia and DC were tagged with graffiti. The dfferences between the locations chosen, and the type of messages are very telling.

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President Obama speaks at the NMAAHC Opening

President Barack Obama, speaking at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, “We’re not a burden on America, or a stain on America, or an object of pity or charity for America. We’re America. And that’s what this museum explains, the fact that our stories have shaped every corner of our culture.”

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Humdrum Doldrums

I am stuck in a rut. This isn’t surprising, really. Ruts are comfortable, habits are easy, keeping things even-keeled is very attractive. Change isn’t necessarily scary for me, but putting forth that effort can be.

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August 23, a year or three or four ago…

August 23, the birth of the World Wide Web. A truly important day, for without it, I never could have filled up “the internets” with tons upon tons of photos! Here are a few fun memories from last year, and 3 and 4 years ago.

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Smithsonian Explores 50 Years of “Star Trek”

The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is Sept. 8, and the National Air and Space Museum is inviting fans to celebrate with “Boldly Go 50” — three nights of special programs sponsored by the Roddenberry Foundation.

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13th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival

Over the last 13 years, DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has grown from an idea to one of the largest short film festivals on the East Coast.

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Is it a Squirrel, or is it Art? …Both?

Seriously, what’s up with this squirrel? Spotted outside the National Gallery of Art, I’m still not sure if it was art, a spy, a squirrel dealer, or what!