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  • Cycling through Santa Barbara Wine Country

    Cycling through Santa Barbara Wine Country

    A few weekends ago, I took an afternoon away from the little one to finally do a little riding coupled with wine tasting. When in SB… do as the Santa Barbarians (and tourists), and sip some vino. My friend and I spontaneously came up with the idea…
    - 4 Jun 17, 11:14pm -
  • TAKOTOR 2016: Inaugural Takotor by the Numbers

    TAKOTOR 2016: Inaugural Takotor by the Numbers

    Our inaugural “Takotor” ride in February found a group of us cycling thirty miles around Santa Barbara and Carpinteria, sampling local taco joints. Thanks to visiting friends Hyunoo and Tif for inspiring us to show you a bit of California living.…
    - 29 Apr 16, 5:01pm -
  • Reflections on 2015

    Reflections on 2015

    Here’s my year 2015, recapped in approximate order. I’ve been doing very little blogging despite much happening in my life, but the new year is a nice time to reflect on how things have been developing. Early in 2015 was my first-ever season of r…
    - 6 Jan 16, 3:55pm -
  • Thanksgiving Bike Tour: Palmdale to Santa Barbara, California

    Thanksgiving Bike Tour: Palmdale to Santa Barbara, California

    Thankful for the families that we’re born into and the families that we find. Thanksgiving is a favorite time for me, a festive holiday centered around food and family. The past couple years have been tough in that I haven’t been able to spend Th…
    - 1 Dec 15, 2:24am -
  • Errandonnee 2015

    Errandonnee 2015

    I know our “winter” here is very different from winter in DC, but hey, the Errandonnee Challenge is open to all! Judging by everyone else’s photos and entries so far, the errandonnee is a great way to herald the coming of spring. Here’s my wr…
    - 18 Mar 15, 5:16am -
  • The Speed of Change

    The Speed of Change

    When you’ve lived in a place for awhile and move away, the gradual changes become more obvious with each separate visit. But I think all longtime residents of Washington DC would agree that development in the city is accelerating. Neighborhoods lik…
    - 25 Sep 14, 2:04pm -
  • Chicago’s neighborhoods and skyscrapers

    Chicago’s neighborhoods and skyscrapers

    We took a little break from work and spent a few days in Chicago this past Labor Day weekend. My second time in the city was a new look at the skyscraper-filled Midwestern city on Lake Michigan. My first visit, in 2007 for Pitchfork Music Fest, was a…
    - 4 Sep 14, 3:40am -
  • Sequoia National Forest

    Sequoia National Forest

    Peaceful camping in Sequoia National Forest last weekend, tucked away under the majestic trees while Fourth of July crowds gathered along the banks of the Kern River.
    - 12 Jul 14, 10:35pm -
  • Six Years, Blogging Here

    Six Years, Blogging Here

    I haven’t been writing on this blog as much since starting grad school, which I could have expected since I’m doing plenty of writing otherwise. But I’ve completed a year in my program here and managed to do it without too much lost sleep, so t…
    - 20 Jun 14, 4:26pm -
  • CicLAvia Takes to the Streets

    CicLAvia Takes to the Streets

    CicLAvia’s “Iconic Wilshire Boulevard” event this Sunday brought the masses out to Wilshire Boulevard on foot, bikes, skateboards, and even some creative ‘freak bikes’ to see their city streets in a new way: without its usual stream of car…
    - 7 Apr 14, 3:34am -

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  • Reflecting on 3 Years at MongoDB

    Reflecting on 3 Years at MongoDB

    This post took a while to write – when I started, it was my last day in MongoDB and finishing it I am over a week into my new role in Riot Games.  It was a bittersweet moment – I was very excited to move on to my new adventure in Riot Games, but…
    - 10 Mar 15, 6:06pm -
  • Explaining Parenting in Gaming Terminology

    Explaining Parenting in Gaming Terminology

    I was asked to do an “About Me” introduction for my new gig, and wasn’t sure how to mention the fact that I had recently become a parent for the first time.  Given the fact that I now work for a games company, I decided to have a bit of fun wi…
    - 2 Mar 15, 11:39pm -
  • MongoDB 3.0: Hitting 1.3 Million Inserts/Sec with mongorestore

    MongoDB 3.0: Hitting 1.3 Million Inserts/Sec with mongorestore

    This will likely be my last post about MongoDB 3.0 performance, as I am leaving MongoDB (after 3 fantastic years) to join Riot Games – more about that in later posts. Before I go, some testing I was doing to verify WiredTiger performance with the j…
    - 12 Feb 15, 4:50pm -
  • MongoDB 3.0: Benefits of Compression with Limited IO

    MongoDB 3.0: Benefits of Compression with Limited IO

    I re-ran my compression testing from November to show the on-disk savings that compression in WiredTiger allows in my last post.  The other part of that testing was to see if we could show a benefit to having compressed data from a read perspective.…
    - 5 Feb 15, 4:36pm -
  • MongoDB 3.0: Testing Compression

    MongoDB 3.0: Testing Compression

    Back in November, with the newly minted RC0 version of MongoDB 3.0 (then 2.8 of course), I ran a series of tests to check out how well compression using the new WiredTiger storage engine worked with a ~16GB data sample.  Compression on disk worked f…
    - 4 Feb 15, 9:49pm -
  • MongoDB 2.8: Improving WiredTiger Performance

    MongoDB 2.8: Improving WiredTiger Performance

    My (rather popular) first post on this topic explained the benefits of compression (which comes as the default option with the new WiredTiger storage engine) for systems with lesser IO capabilities.  The intent was to first show that the new storage…
    - 17 Nov 14, 6:34pm -
  • MongoDB 2.8 – New WiredTiger Storage Engine Adds Compression

    MongoDB 2.8 – New WiredTiger Storage Engine Adds Compression

    CAVEAT: This post deals with a development version of MongoDB and represents very early testing. The version used was not even a release candidate – 2.7.9-pre to be specific, this is not even a release candidate.  Therefore any and all details may…
    - 12 Nov 14, 7:31pm -
  • Finding the ReadAhead Sweetspot on an EBS Volume

    Finding the ReadAhead Sweetspot on an EBS Volume

    Setting readahead (RA from now on) appropriately is a contentious subject.  There are a lot of variables involved, but in my particular case I am setting out to minimize those variables, get a baseline, and have a reasonable idea of what to expect o…
    - 20 Jun 14, 2:22pm -
  • My Conclusion from the Heartbleed Timeline
    This tweet encourages people to read the timeline related to the Heartbleed discovery and dissemination and draw your own interesting conclusions – challenge accepted! There is plenty of fodder in there for the conspiracy theorists, but taking a st…
    - 15 Apr 14, 12:35pm -
  • MongoDB 2.6 Shell Performance
    Note: I have also written this up in Q&A format over on StackOverflow for visibility. When I am testing MongoDB, I often need to insert a bunch of data quickly into a collection so I can manipulate it, check performance, try out different indexes etc…
    - 28 Mar 14, 3:02pm -

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Caphill Style

  • newThe Find: A Cute T-Shirt Dress

    The Find: A Cute T-Shirt Dress

    You’ll have to forgive me, I have t-shirt dresses on the brain.  Somehow, I lost a box of clothes in the move.  It’s three days before summer starts, and I need t-shirt dresses — the foundation of my casual wear pyramid.  Luckily, Lou & Grey…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Edition: No. 107

    The Edition: No. 107

    “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” — Herman Melville Tainted. Why the wellness industry is making women sick. Eco-Friendly. Nordstrom now makes it easier to shop sustainably . (h/t Grace ) Eav…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • The Find: A Crystal Necklace

    The Find: A Crystal Necklace

    I love a unique piece of jewelry.  Something that you can put on with any outfit to make it instantly cool.  And this week, I found just the pendant necklace. This Crystal Pendant Necklace ($54) from Pixie Market is a versatile, impactful piece tha…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • An Outfit for Casual Mondays

    An Outfit for Casual Mondays

    What is casual Monday?  It’s a Monday when you have no big meetings, your bosses will likely be at the lake, and you need to look nice, but you don’t need to try to hard.  So what does one wear on a casual Monday? Amal Clooney is a style icon.…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • The Find: A Pretty Summer Dress

    The Find: A Pretty Summer Dress

    Soft prints are perfect for warmer weather.  Add a breezy dress in a modern shape, and you have a fabulous dress for almost any occasion.  So let’s see it! Seriously, how cute is the Topshop Blue Floral Sundress?  The brightness of the Robin’s…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Edition: No. 106

    The Edition: No. 106

    I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. — Dudley Field Malone Quality and Style. Can J.Crew find itself and its customers again? Suit Up. This $90 white suit is perfect for summer workdays. Lifted. Anita Hill is as…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • The Range: Colorful Pendant Necklaces

    The Range: Colorful Pendant Necklaces

    I love a necklace with impact.  A long necklace with a colorful pendant is one of my favorites.  Here are a few choices in a green-blue palette to wear with all of your navy, blue, green, white and yellow summer items. Corner Office Freida Rothman…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Weekly Edit: Blazing the Trail

    The Weekly Edit: Blazing the Trail

    Working on campaigns has never been my favorite thing.  The hours are long, the tasks never-ending, and when it’s over there’s either heartbreak or more work to do.  But decisions are made by winners, so we press on. Last week, I was in D.C. fo…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • The Find: Summer Pajamas

    The Find: Summer Pajamas

    Last winter, I finally listened to my friend Theresa and started wearing real pajamas.  It was life changing.  Getting ready for bed is now a soothing, cozy experience.  But, in summer, pajamas can be a little warm. These Moonlight Short Pajamas (…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 2:00pm -
  • The Range: A Summer Sneaker

    The Range: A Summer Sneaker

    I’m on the hunt for a pair of weekend sneakers to wear with jersey dresses.  I was initially tantalized by the Gucci Ace sneakers with the charming  little bees on the side.  But I learned my lesson about buying designer pieces long ago: I’m t…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 2:00pm -

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  • Six years into this thing

    Six years into this thing

    I am too newly married to have an anniversary of the romantic sort. We didn't start dating until the month of September. Nevertheless, I have cause to pause and remember the day because six years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.At the tim…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 4:14pm -
  • Lost

    Lost

    I miss writing.Every morning, I feel the words building up inside me. At night, their racing keeps me awake even as my hands are too heavy to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and my tongue rest thick and dull inside my mouth.I have ideas that…
    - 34 days ago, 16 May 19, 2:50pm -
  • National Drink Wine Day

    National Drink Wine Day

    Every day is a holiday! Let them drink wine!Of course, with this cold, I cannot taste it.I cannot taste wine. I cannot taste honey. I cannot taste the sickly sweet cherry of cough syrup or the lemon I added to the asparagus/pasta dish I made for dinn…
    - 19 Feb 19, 4:57pm -
  • Sick Day

    Sick Day

    Apparently, I brought back more than my loot from Chewbacchus. Yesterday, I awoke feeling a little bit off, and by the end of the day, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. As some point during the night, the driver found his friends, and they hoste…
    - 13 Feb 19, 2:00am -
  • Discontent

    Discontent

    "Now is the winter of our discontent," the Duke of Gloucester said, and a delicious chill ran up my spine.The despicable Richard, miserable and misshapen, plotted on stage to bring ruin to those around him, and I - I settled back in my chair, fightin…
    - 12 Feb 19, 10:44pm -
  • Todah

    Todah

    At the end of a long day, in the middle of a long week, which shouldn't seem so long after a hefty break (though, we are playing catch up for five weeks missed), we came home to dinner with friends.Outside, the sky fell on a non-committal sort of rai…
    - 7 Feb 19, 12:34pm -
  • Raining pretzels

    Raining pretzels

    Thump."What...?" I wondered, pulling a bud from my ear and looking around.It was early I was alone, but before I had a chance to form that thought, to realize that the sound wasn't human, a shriek rose followed by several others. Shrieks. Squawks. Fl…
    - 6 Feb 19, 3:05am -
  • Case of the Mondays

    Case of the Mondays

    "So sorry to interrupt," I said, sticking my head into an office.I did not mean to stop the happy weekend catch up."I am just so happy to be here!" slipped out before I could make way for the question. The women laughed. "And are you going to the 11:…
    - 5 Feb 19, 4:31am -
  • Puzzling

    Puzzling

    So easily we slip back into the routines of work, the long days and easy patter, a walk over lunch, food broken and shared over a table. The puzzle we started so many weeks ago remains on the desk at the end of the row, unfinished, unfamiliar, and wa…
    - 30 Jan 19, 8:24pm -
  • Unfettered

    Unfettered

    At nearly four weeks into this furlough, I feel...I feel?I don't know how I feel.Mostly I am fine, but also anxious, confused, and a little exhausted. Not doing anything all day, every day is exhausting.At the moment, I have nothing to do. I should b…
    - 17 Jan 19, 3:34am -
  • Searching for signs

    Searching for signs

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have found myself wandering more and more, looking for signs - literal signs - and taking pictures to share with friends, family, and the world at large via social media feeds.All Smithsonian museums and the National…
    - 11 Jan 19, 4:06pm -
  • Day 13

    Day 13

    On the 13th day of furlough, I want for a walk because I wanted to see some of the places that closed - the museums and memorials, the chains at the sculpture garden and the signs at the doors. I wanted to note this time in this place. Then, I went b…
    - 5 Jan 19, 1:04am -
  • Blessings

    Blessings

    Yesterday, I packed for my quick weekend trip. With optimism, I thought I should be ready in case the government reopened. I didn't want to wait until the last minute. I wanted to be prepared to work in the morning and fly out in the afternoon. I wan…
    - 5 Jan 19, 12:47am -
  • Another day of not working

    Another day of not working

    On the 12th day of furlough, my true love gave to me... a chance to sleep in!Of course, he had no choice after we stayed up until two working on our second 1000-piece puzzle in three days while binging the first three seasond of Parks and Rec followe…
    - 3 Jan 19, 4:08am -
  • 2019: Another new year

    2019: Another new year

    I woke up this morning - the first morning of a new year - and thought, "I should go for a run."Then, I remembered who I was and laughed. Over the past few weeks, I struggled to roll over in bed. I wasn't sure which hurt worse - my ankle or knee - bu…
    - 2 Jan 19, 7:11am -
  • 2018: A year in review

    2018: A year in review

    My friends? They have traditions. They have ways of marking the end of one year and the start of another. One sends an email listing the things he has done, movies he's seen, and the places he's visited along with the people he's met along the way. W…
    - 1 Jan 19, 4:10am -
  • Baking

    Baking

    When baking on the last day of Hanukkah, one might want to consider hacking a recipe to convert traditional oatmeal raisin cookies into something vegan and cranberry and delicious because it's just the right thing to do.
    - 17 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • Gateway

    Gateway

    Last weekend, we ran to the post office to drop off six boxes of books for children being held in migrant shelters. On Monday, we dropped off a seventh at a local shelter, and for what felt like the first time since we started this project, it felt l…
    - 14 Dec 18, 8:23pm -
  • Tree trimming

    Tree trimming

    I cannot remember the last time I had a tree of my own, a Christmas tree, a place to hang ornaments or a reason why. Most years, I find myself far from home on the holiday, and more often than not, the thought of coming home to off-season decorations…
    - 10 Dec 18, 1:52am -
  • In State

    In State

    This week, former President George Bush became the 32nd person (and second this year) to lie in state at the US Capitol. Starting early Monday evening through this morning, members of the public have lined up to visit the Rotunda for a public viewing…
    - 5 Dec 18, 7:23pm -
  • Crafty

    Crafty


    - 4 Dec 18, 2:00am -
  • Life on Mars

    Life on Mars

    A few days ago, the Twitterverse broke out in glee at shots of the "first picture of a sunset on Mars." Apparently, though, we have been seeing such sunsets since the 1970s, but NASA's InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geode…
    - 3 Dec 18, 7:53pm -
  • An Inspector Calls

    An Inspector Calls


    - 3 Dec 18, 7:26pm -
  • Packing

    Packing


    - 3 Dec 18, 7:26pm -
  • Jitters

    Jitters

    As of late, my writing seems to follow one of two paths: I don't write or I write without saying much of anything. At all. For the most part, though, I follow the former path, and I think I know why.I am stuck.Hello, Captain Obvious, right? Of course…
    - 26 Nov 18, 3:06am -

Caffeine And A Prayer

  • Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur: Forget the Premise, Enjoy the Show

    Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur: Forget the Premise, Enjoy the Show

    What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely, and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? That is the question posed in the promotions for The Good Dinosaur, by Disney’s Pixar Animation Studios, which is being…
    - 25 Nov 15, 10:54pm -
  • {Giveaway} Four Tickets to BrickFair 2015

    {Giveaway} Four Tickets to BrickFair 2015

    Quick — how many LEGOs do you have in your house? If you said “too many to count” OR you are so obsessed that you know down to the individual brick exactly how many you have, this giveaway for tickets to BrickFair 2015 is for you! (If your answ…
    - 27 Jul 15, 4:50pm -
  • {Review} Equipping Kids to Cook with Curious Chef Tools

    {Review} Equipping Kids to Cook with Curious Chef Tools

    My kids have expressed an interest in helping in the kitchen practically since they could talk. At times, this was exasperating, but I tried to be patient as there is so much value to letting kids cook. In addition to teaching them a lifetime skill a…
    - 14 Jul 15, 5:37pm -
  • {Review} Cirque du Soleil’s “Verekai” Is a Marvelous Flight of Fantasy #Verekai

    {Review} Cirque du Soleil’s “Verekai” Is a Marvelous Flight of Fantasy #Verekai

    What if things had turned out differently for Icarus, the boy who flew too close to the sky with his wax and feather wings and ended up falling into the ocean? That spark of an idea is what brings “Verekai” to life as a vivid performance of song,…
    - 9 Jul 15, 4:29pm -
  • American Girl Fashion Show March 14-15 Benefits JLNV #AGFSJLNV

    American Girl Fashion Show March 14-15 Benefits JLNV #AGFSJLNV

    Far more than just a show of matching girl and doll fashions, the 2nd Annual American Girl Fashion Show®,  March 14-15, 2015.  may be a great window into your daughter’s world — real and imaginary. I’ve been slow to embrace the American G…
    - 3 Mar 15, 10:47pm -
  • Preparing a Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey AND Snowy Day Treats

    Preparing a Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey AND Snowy Day Treats

    In Northern Virginia we are preparing for a maybe-it-will, maybe-it-won’t snow forecast just in time for Thanksgiving. So I figured it was a perfect time to share a few popular seasonal posts — my foolproof way to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey as…
    - 25 Nov 14, 3:00pm -

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  • Six years into this thing

    Six years into this thing

    I am too newly married to have an anniversary of the romantic sort. We didn't start dating until the month of September. Nevertheless, I have cause to pause and remember the day because six years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.At the tim…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 4:14pm -
  • Lost

    Lost

    I miss writing.Every morning, I feel the words building up inside me. At night, their racing keeps me awake even as my hands are too heavy to put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and my tongue rest thick and dull inside my mouth.I have ideas that…
    - 34 days ago, 16 May 19, 2:50pm -
  • National Drink Wine Day

    National Drink Wine Day

    Every day is a holiday! Let them drink wine!Of course, with this cold, I cannot taste it.I cannot taste wine. I cannot taste honey. I cannot taste the sickly sweet cherry of cough syrup or the lemon I added to the asparagus/pasta dish I made for dinn…
    - 19 Feb 19, 4:57pm -
  • Sick Day

    Sick Day

    Apparently, I brought back more than my loot from Chewbacchus. Yesterday, I awoke feeling a little bit off, and by the end of the day, I felt like I had been hit by a truck. As some point during the night, the driver found his friends, and they hoste…
    - 13 Feb 19, 2:00am -
  • Discontent

    Discontent

    "Now is the winter of our discontent," the Duke of Gloucester said, and a delicious chill ran up my spine.The despicable Richard, miserable and misshapen, plotted on stage to bring ruin to those around him, and I - I settled back in my chair, fightin…
    - 12 Feb 19, 10:44pm -
  • Todah

    Todah

    At the end of a long day, in the middle of a long week, which shouldn't seem so long after a hefty break (though, we are playing catch up for five weeks missed), we came home to dinner with friends.Outside, the sky fell on a non-committal sort of rai…
    - 7 Feb 19, 12:34pm -
  • Raining pretzels

    Raining pretzels

    Thump."What...?" I wondered, pulling a bud from my ear and looking around.It was early I was alone, but before I had a chance to form that thought, to realize that the sound wasn't human, a shriek rose followed by several others. Shrieks. Squawks. Fl…
    - 6 Feb 19, 3:05am -
  • Case of the Mondays

    Case of the Mondays

    "So sorry to interrupt," I said, sticking my head into an office.I did not mean to stop the happy weekend catch up."I am just so happy to be here!" slipped out before I could make way for the question. The women laughed. "And are you going to the 11:…
    - 5 Feb 19, 4:31am -
  • Puzzling

    Puzzling

    So easily we slip back into the routines of work, the long days and easy patter, a walk over lunch, food broken and shared over a table. The puzzle we started so many weeks ago remains on the desk at the end of the row, unfinished, unfamiliar, and wa…
    - 30 Jan 19, 8:24pm -
  • Unfettered

    Unfettered

    At nearly four weeks into this furlough, I feel...I feel?I don't know how I feel.Mostly I am fine, but also anxious, confused, and a little exhausted. Not doing anything all day, every day is exhausting.At the moment, I have nothing to do. I should b…
    - 17 Jan 19, 3:34am -
  • Searching for signs

    Searching for signs

    Over the past couple of weeks, I have found myself wandering more and more, looking for signs - literal signs - and taking pictures to share with friends, family, and the world at large via social media feeds.All Smithsonian museums and the National…
    - 11 Jan 19, 4:06pm -
  • Day 13

    Day 13

    On the 13th day of furlough, I want for a walk because I wanted to see some of the places that closed - the museums and memorials, the chains at the sculpture garden and the signs at the doors. I wanted to note this time in this place. Then, I went b…
    - 5 Jan 19, 1:04am -
  • Blessings

    Blessings

    Yesterday, I packed for my quick weekend trip. With optimism, I thought I should be ready in case the government reopened. I didn't want to wait until the last minute. I wanted to be prepared to work in the morning and fly out in the afternoon. I wan…
    - 5 Jan 19, 12:47am -
  • Another day of not working

    Another day of not working

    On the 12th day of furlough, my true love gave to me... a chance to sleep in!Of course, he had no choice after we stayed up until two working on our second 1000-piece puzzle in three days while binging the first three seasond of Parks and Rec followe…
    - 3 Jan 19, 4:08am -
  • 2019: Another new year

    2019: Another new year

    I woke up this morning - the first morning of a new year - and thought, "I should go for a run."Then, I remembered who I was and laughed. Over the past few weeks, I struggled to roll over in bed. I wasn't sure which hurt worse - my ankle or knee - bu…
    - 2 Jan 19, 7:11am -
  • 2018: A year in review

    2018: A year in review

    My friends? They have traditions. They have ways of marking the end of one year and the start of another. One sends an email listing the things he has done, movies he's seen, and the places he's visited along with the people he's met along the way. W…
    - 1 Jan 19, 4:10am -
  • Baking

    Baking

    When baking on the last day of Hanukkah, one might want to consider hacking a recipe to convert traditional oatmeal raisin cookies into something vegan and cranberry and delicious because it's just the right thing to do.
    - 17 Dec 18, 3:00pm -
  • Gateway

    Gateway

    Last weekend, we ran to the post office to drop off six boxes of books for children being held in migrant shelters. On Monday, we dropped off a seventh at a local shelter, and for what felt like the first time since we started this project, it felt l…
    - 14 Dec 18, 8:23pm -
  • Tree trimming

    Tree trimming

    I cannot remember the last time I had a tree of my own, a Christmas tree, a place to hang ornaments or a reason why. Most years, I find myself far from home on the holiday, and more often than not, the thought of coming home to off-season decorations…
    - 10 Dec 18, 1:52am -
  • In State

    In State

    This week, former President George Bush became the 32nd person (and second this year) to lie in state at the US Capitol. Starting early Monday evening through this morning, members of the public have lined up to visit the Rotunda for a public viewing…
    - 5 Dec 18, 7:23pm -
  • Crafty

    Crafty


    - 4 Dec 18, 2:00am -
  • Life on Mars

    Life on Mars

    A few days ago, the Twitterverse broke out in glee at shots of the "first picture of a sunset on Mars." Apparently, though, we have been seeing such sunsets since the 1970s, but NASA's InSight (Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geode…
    - 3 Dec 18, 7:53pm -
  • An Inspector Calls

    An Inspector Calls


    - 3 Dec 18, 7:26pm -
  • Packing

    Packing


    - 3 Dec 18, 7:26pm -
  • Jitters

    Jitters

    As of late, my writing seems to follow one of two paths: I don't write or I write without saying much of anything. At all. For the most part, though, I follow the former path, and I think I know why.I am stuck.Hello, Captain Obvious, right? Of course…
    - 26 Nov 18, 3:06am -

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Capital Cooking Show


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  • Gloria! Gloria!

    Gloria!  Gloria!

    Epic evening last night at the Vampire Weekend concert in St. Louis.  The crowd erupted when the Blues won the championship and took home the Stanley Cup.  Let's Go Blues!!  Vampire Weekend came out to sing Gloria for the encore. 
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 5:23pm -
  • Dining Out: Plant-Based Options at Silver

    Dining Out: Plant-Based Options at Silver

    Living in NW DC, I was always trying to find a good neighborhood spot around the area to walk to with friends. Silver has become my go-to spot. 
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 3:58pm -
  • Recipe: Chipotle Marinated Lamb with Avocado-Corn Relish

    Recipe:  Chipotle Marinated Lamb with Avocado-Corn Relish

    This recipe is perfect for summer grilling.  You can take the marinade and use it for chicken, fish and any other meat.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 4:41pm -
  • Dining Out: Fogo de Chao

    Dining Out: Fogo de Chao

    The classic Brazilian Steakhouse – Fogo de Chao – is the perfect spot to dine in style this summer! 
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 3:10pm -
  • Recipe: Squash Salad with Feta and Fresh Mint

    Recipe: Squash Salad with Feta and Fresh Mint

    I love zucchini #summerfoodA post shared by Lauren DeSantis (@capitalcooking) on Apr 30, 2017 at 3:13pm PDT It is that time of year.  I love this dish and I made it last night for my mom.  Summer squash is delicious raw when it's shaved and marina…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Jun 19, 8:34pm -
  • Events: Capital Pride Parties during DC Pride Weekend

    Events: Capital Pride Parties during DC Pride Weekend

    Capital Pride is less than two weeks away! What are you doing to celebrate? In celebration of Washington, D.C.’s Pride weekend, Urbana, Radiator, and DNV Rooftop will host parties ranging from lively, pre-parade dance festivities on Saturday, June…
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 2:23pm -

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  • Event: Taste of North Capitol 2019

    Event: Taste of North Capitol 2019

    The Taste of North Capitol is back! On thursday June 6, 2019 North Capitol Main Streets will host its 3rd annual Taste of the North Capitol at the awesome NPR Building in Northeast Washington D.C. 
    - 22 days ago, 28 May 19, 7:51pm -
  • Thinking of Drinking: SAVOR is Back on May 17th! What's on the Menu?

    Thinking of Drinking: SAVOR is Back on May 17th! What's on the Menu?

    It’s baaaack! The Nation’s Premier Craft Beer and Food Pairing Event, SAVOR, presented by the Brewers Association (BA), will take place in Washington DC again this year on May 17th at the National Building Museum!
    - 41 days ago, 9 May 19, 5:18pm -
  • Recipe: Vegetarian Sunday Dishes with Seasonal Roots

    Recipe: Vegetarian Sunday Dishes with Seasonal Roots

    One of my favorite things to do after work is pick up my delivery box full of fresh produce and think up delicious recipes to make for the weekend. Every Sunday, my closest girlfriends come over to my condo to decompress, drink wine, and watch bad TV…
    - 50 days ago, 30 Apr 19, 2:00pm -
  • Out to Brunch: Brunch Feast at Boqueria Penn Quarter

    Out to Brunch: Brunch Feast at Boqueria Penn Quarter

    Boqueria Penn Quarter is offering an amazing Bottomless Brunch all spring and summer long! Go check out the new space and spend two hours brunching with your crew! Boqueria is a Barcelona-inspired tapas bar serving a menu of Spanish classics and mark…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 8:55pm -
  • A Few Of My Favorite Things: Seasonal Roots Online Farmer’s Market

    A Few Of My Favorite Things: Seasonal Roots Online Farmer’s Market

    Who doesn’t love farmers markets? I love getting the freshest ingredients, buying local, helping the agri-business community, and knowing that what I am eating was farmed sustainably. However, living in the city and juggling multiple jobs means a l…
    - 63 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 3:00pm -
  • Events: Interactive Theater and 20% off Urbana Meal from April 19 through May 12

    Events: Interactive Theater and 20% off Urbana Meal from April 19 through May 12

    Urbana, the casual Dupont Circle Italian spot, joins Dupont Underground & TBD immersive for a second interactive theater partnership, following the popular 2018 production of “Cabaret Rising: One Nation Underground.” 
    - 64 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 9:05pm -
  • A Few of My Favorite Things: My Go-To Spot Before Capital One Arena Events

    A Few of My Favorite Things: My Go-To Spot Before Capital One Arena Events

    Dirty Habit, a luxe restaurant and bar in Washington, D.C.’s Penn Quarter neighborhood, is where you’ll find me after work. The spot offers a vivid social scene, a high-end cocktail program, delicious eats, and a beautiful private urban patio. Th…
    - 65 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 9:04pm -
  • Dining Out: Stable

    Dining Out: Stable

    Stable, a Swiss-American spot on H Street, just celebrated their two-year anniversary! 
    - 72 days ago, 8 Apr 19, 7:07pm -
  • Thinking of Drinking: Limoncello Sparklers

    Thinking of Drinking:  Limoncello Sparklers

    Make this Easter really special with these Limoncello Sparklers.  These cocktails are perfect for any spring party.
    - 75 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 2:44pm -
  • Events: The Winners of the 11th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge Are....

    Events: The Winners of the 11th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge Are....

    So many incredible Embassy Chefs gathered together in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center this week to compete in the 11th Annual Events DC Embassy Chef Challenge presented by TCMA! Foodies from around the District got to sip an…
    - 76 days ago, 4 Apr 19, 2:41pm -
  • Events: DC's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on April 8th

    Events: DC's Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry on April 8th

    Want to help end childhood hunger in America? You do not want to miss this event in April! This year’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry is on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the National Building Museum. Last year, D.C.’s Taste of the Nation for No…
    - 85 days ago, 26 Mar 19, 3:06pm -
  • Events: 11th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge this April!

    Events: 11th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge this April!

    TCMA, Events DC, and Cultural Tourism DC are dishing up the 11th Annual Embassy Chef Challenge on April 2nd! Returning to the atrium at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, the Embassy Chef Challenge is bringing together chefs f…
    - 86 days ago, 25 Mar 19, 2:14pm -
  • Thinking of Drinking: The Gift

    Thinking of Drinking:  The Gift

    Get ready for cherry blossom season with The Gift from Daikaya.
    - 89 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 4:26pm -
  • City Winery: Where You Should Be This Spring

    City Winery: Where You Should Be This Spring

    Spring is finally hereeee! I never thought the winter would leave, but the District is finally starting to bloom!
    - 90 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 3:35pm -
  • Imperfect Produce: #EatUgly and Fight Food Waste

    Imperfect Produce: #EatUgly and Fight Food Waste

    Imperfect is a produce delivery company focused on fighting food waste by finding a home for 'ugly' produce. Upon sign-up, you can select the box size, type, and frequency that suits your lifestyle. For each order, your box will be filled with imperf…
    - 91 days ago, 20 Mar 19, 2:06pm -
  • Dining Out: The Best Thai in DC You Didn’t Know About

    Dining Out: The Best Thai in DC You Didn’t Know About

    I grew up eating Thai food. Every Sunday night I knew I would be hopping in the car with my 8-person family and driving to the hole-in-the-wall Thai place in my hometown. 
    - 92 days ago, 19 Mar 19, 5:26pm -
  • Dining Out: Boqueria is Open in Penn Quarter!

    Dining Out: Boqueria is Open in Penn Quarter!

    Boqueria has a second location in Washington DC! 
    - 93 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 1:55pm -
  • Thinking of Drinking: Every Rose Has Its Thorns

    Thinking of Drinking:  Every Rose Has Its Thorns

    Cheers to the weekend!  Try one of these and you'll be happy.
    - 96 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 5:46pm -
  • Chance for life Charity Event Raised $2.1 Million for Childhood Cancer

    Chance for life Charity Event Raised $2.1 Million for Childhood Cancer

    The 14th Annual Chance for Life Poker Tournament and Taste Experience, presented by Boeing, hosted by MGM National Harbor, and powered by RedPeg took place on Saturday, March 9. 
    - 97 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 5:24pm -

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Capitol Combat Sports

  • Untitled
    We're moving again!Please join us at our new location inside of Mind Your Body Oasis Yoga Studio, located at 1750 Crystal Dr, Arlington, VA 22202. Class will be Monday and Wednesday at 8:30pm. See you there... 
    - 2 May 14, 3:39pm -
  • New Group Photo

    New Group Photo

    From left to right:Dave (Sauce), Tom, Brad (Wombat), Aaron, J (our Sensei), Joe and Steve (Colossus)We finally got around to taking a new group photo... Pictured above all of the members with a blue belt or higher, who decided to show up for the phot…
    - 10 Dec 10, 1:33am -
  • We Moved!
    Good News and Bad news. The Bad news first: The Gym we rented space from was sold and will be turned into a hipster bar. The Good News is that we found a new space nearby. We moved to Hard Training Club at 1726 Kalorama Road in Adams Morgan. Clas…
    - 30 Sep 09, 2:06am -
  • Class Scedule on Labor Day
    Since most people have the day off on Monday, Labor Day, September 9, 2009, we will be having class at 10am instead of the usual time. Classes resume the normal schedule the following day.
    - 4 Sep 09, 12:54pm -
  • T-Shirts , Promotion
    UFC Fight:Check your yahoo group email to find out where we will be meeting for the next UFC fight (probably Public Bar in Dupont, since it's convenient for everyone, but check your email before the fight to be sure).School T shirts:The new T-shirts…
    - 4 Aug 09, 7:29pm -
  • Submission Only Tournament pic and Vids

    Submission Only Tournament pic and Vids

    Here's a pic of three of the Capitol Combat Sports guys at the submission only tournament in Richmond last week. From left to right, Tom, Joaquin and Dave. This was a no-time limit tournament--all wins by submission. The shortest match was 14 sec…
    - 24 Jul 09, 2:08am -
  • Tournament Results, US Grappling Submission Only iV
    The results: 3 Gold Medals, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze. It was great seeing everybody out there competing at this well run tournament. Work schedules and injuries prevented some people from competing, but others were eager to try out this unique no-time li…
    - 20 Jul 09, 9:40pm -
  • UFC 100
    It was great seeing everyone out at Public Bar for UFC 100. This was a new venue for everyone, but the consensus is that it's a great place for UFC fights. Plenty of TVs, booths and booze, and the location in Dupont Circle seemed convenient for ever…
    - 13 Jul 09, 6:20pm -
  • Memorial Day Class?
    There will be no class on Monday night May 25 (Memorial Day). For those that are off from work that day, we will have class on Monday morning at 10am. once again: NO CLASS ON MONDAY NIGHT MAY 25. (class is in the morning).
    - 23 May 09, 6:09pm -
  • Bull in The Ring
    Who knows who starts these weird traditions? Whenever it's someone's birthday, or they get married or some other big life event we do something called "Bull in the Ring". (As if people needed further discouragement from getting married). Basically,…
    - 21 May 09, 2:21pm -
  • Copa Nova May 2009 Results
    Although none of our adults competed at this event, we did have a couple of kids competing, with James and Tom driving down to corner for them. Despite his eye surgery, Tom made the trip down and will be well enough to start training again this week.…
    - 15 May 09, 4:54pm -
  • Fedor / Aoki Exhibition Match
    I found this on YouTube, so you may as well enjoy it before it gets taken down or flagged. It's a video of the exhibition match between Fedor and Shinya Aoki. Fedor outweighs Shinya by about 100 pounds, but does surprisingly well against the Russian…
    - 4 May 09, 2:39pm -
  • Swine Flu and You
    We disinfect the mats before every class, but no matter how careful you are, if you are in close proximity to others you should take steps to minimize your chances of getting sick from anything on the mats (inlcuding staph, flu and other bad things).…
    - 1 May 09, 7:27pm -
  • A Picture is worth 1000 words

    A Picture is worth 1000 words

    Since you probably don't like reading blogs without pictures, here's a shot of the jiu jitsu club from Capitol Combat Sports at US Grappling's Dominion Grappling Championship. It's  impossible for you to train at a small club like ours without deve…
    - 8 Apr 09, 11:34am -
  • You Gotta Be In It To Win It
    Congratulations to everyone who put it on the line at the US Grappling tournament last Saturday. We have a small club, so our team was much smaller than some of the other schools, but we sent out 5 members and came back home with some hardware. Than…
    - 20 Mar 09, 2:42pm -
  • More Upcoming Tournaments: 2009
    Whether you're interested in competing or watching some up and coming jiu jitsu fighters do their thing, you are in luck. There are another two events coming up within an hour's drive of DC. US GRAPPLING: SUBMISSION ONLY III April 25th, 2009. Thi…
    - 16 Mar 09, 5:37pm -
  • Live MMA Fights in the Metro DC Area: Chantilly VA
    Saturday March 14, at 7:30pm there will be a live MMA event in Chantilly VA. It's a good chance to see some live mma, for a decent price. (Tickets for a live UFC can run you several hundred dollars).General admission tickets are only $25 at the door,…
    - 6 Mar 09, 9:37pm -
  • NPR Mention
    This week NPR did a feature on Stefan Templeton and his humanitarian work in the Sudan. His work plotting an evacuation corridor for refugees when fighting broke out in the Sudan saved thousands of lives. As you know, when Stefan isn't busy saving…
    - 23 Feb 09, 3:22pm -
  • Helio Gracie 1913 - 2009
    Helio Gracie, who founded Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with his older brother, died recently. The influence that he had on martial arts can't be overstated. He lived into his 90s and still practiced constantly. In his book Jiu Jitsu University, legendary 6…
    - 19 Feb 09, 7:13pm -
  • UpComing Virginia and Maryland Tournaments
    Tournament Season has started, so for those of you who missed Copa Nova recently, there is good news and bad news.The Good news is that there are two tournaments within driving distance in march: One in Maryland and one in Virginia.The Bad news is th…
    - 11 Feb 09, 9:45pm -
  • Funny Video
    If you've ever wondered how effective martial arts are against multiple attackers. Check out this video.
    - 6 Feb 09, 7:27pm -
  • No Time To Workout?
    "But I don't have time to workout" is one of the lamest excuses out there. Wade Schalles, the legendary wrestler said that it's better to do a short workout and give it 100% than to be in the gym for a long time half-a55ing it. You should devote at…
    - 29 Jan 09, 3:58pm -
  • Class Cancelled on Tuesday January 27
    There will be no class tonight due to snow/icy roads in DC. Class will resume at the regular time on Thursday, weather permitting. Check the blog for further updates. thanks.
    - 27 Jan 09, 10:19pm -
  • Washington Post Mention
    The Washington Post did an article this weekend on Stefan, who has been teaching the striking class on Mondays while Val is away at training for his new job with the Feds. As you can see from the article, Stefan has been busy lately so we really ap…
    - 27 Jan 09, 3:14pm -
  • Move Reviews
    Dave Kang put together a summary of the guard passing and re-guarding techniques from monday's class. We will post it on the Capitol Combat Sports Facebook page for you to review. I will also post a summary of the syllabus from the overhook series…
    - 14 Jan 09, 2:10pm -

Cats and All That

  • Decisions, Decisions
    Originally posted on Cats & All That ™: The quality of our lives depends in large part on our choices.    We can choose to be angry and upset.  We can choose to let the misguided motorist drive in front of our car on the freeway.  We can cho…
    - 21 days ago, 29 May 19, 2:45pm -
  • Shiny Objects
    Cats, as a rule, prefer shiny objects and toys. Usually, they will play for several minutes with a laser toy and just as suddenly lose interest or move on to a more life-enhancing activity such as watching birds, napping, or eating.  It is not a lac…
    - 31 days ago, 19 May 19, 2:04pm -
  • Flexibility
    There are friends and people in your life that are only meant to be kept for a season.  The length of that season is up to you.   I’m told that people can’t and don’t change but we do every day.  No one day is the same.  Grace, the tabby c…
    - 60 days ago, 20 Apr 19, 10:05pm -
  • Beauty Queens
    Originally posted on Cats & All That ™: Drama. Drama. Drama.  With the event of the “Real Housewives,” “Jerseylicious,” “Basketball Wives” and other similarly themed shows the “so called” real lives of selectly cast Americans ar…
    - 79 days ago, 1 Apr 19, 7:25pm -
  • Dumpsters for Mental Clutter
    I am good at getting rid of physical clutter.  I like my surroundings to have some sense of order, and I have no problem throwing things away.  I am reading with interest “declutter” books by Netflix star and author Marie Kondo and the book on…
    - 10 Mar 19, 2:19pm -
  • Is Spring Coming?
    Today, Friday, in Washington, DC  it is snowing, but forecasters predict the temperature will reach 69 degrees Sunday.  Brookland DC meterologist Grace is already on the lookout.
    - 8 Mar 19, 9:33pm -
  • Trust
    People talk about cats being aloof, but in our experience that hasn’t been the case. CCL recently adopted two cats and immediately they began to trust her and her partner. There was no awkward period. No downtime before all they wanted to do was sn…
    - 26 Feb 19, 2:09am -
  • Grace The Talking Cat
    Grace is not shy about letting you know her needs
    - 22 Feb 19, 2:50am -
  • Who is Zooming Who? Who Owns Who
    It is clear that cats rule.  Grace, the tabby is a diva. Buzzfeed recently published 17 insistences where cats showed their owners who owns who.   Let me add #18  five am wake-up calls!   https://www.buzzfeed.com/chuphanginichandrakanthan/cats-b…
    - 10 Feb 19, 1:01am -
  • Grace is a Diva
    Though we both like dogs, over the years, CCL and I have had a number of cats.  Dogs do require walking which is something that neither CCL and I have found time to fit in our schedule.  Cats, while independent, can be affectionate.  
    - 28 Jan 19, 1:27am -

Cellar Blog


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  • Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux Returns to North America
    The Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux is returning to North America this week and next and this is a chance to try some of the best wines in the world and talk to winemakers from the Châteaux. The UGCB represents more than 130 of the most well-known…
    - 17 Jan 19, 3:00am -
  • Visiting Virginia Cideries in Charlottesville
    In colonial times cider was the drink of choice in Virginia. It was easy to make, safer than drinking the water and apples in Virginia were abundant. With the advent of beer and hard liquors, cider fell out of favor, but never completely disappeared.…
    - 9 Apr 18, 1:50pm -
  • Will There Be a Next Generation of Loudoun County Winemakers?
    I will be honest, I have been neglecting my Loudoun winemaking friends recently. My opinion of Loudoun County wine has not changed, but I simply have not had the time recently to visit vineyards the way I used to, too many other obligations.In my abs…
    - 6 Dec 17, 11:42pm -
  • Château Coutet Celebrates 40th Anniversary with a Special Offer
    Drinking older Bordeaux is a treat that everyone should try at some point in their lives, but it is an even bigger treat when those wines come directly from the Château. There is just something special about drinking a wine that has been aged for 15…
    - 13 Sep 17, 4:23am -
  • Domaine Storage DC Lounge Re-Opens
    When Domaine Storage opened their wine storage facility in Washington DC a few years back one of the coolest features of the facility was its tasting room and lounge. It was a great place for entertaining and hosting tastings.Unfortunately, the tasti…
    - 13 Apr 17, 6:19pm -

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  • Interview with Jane Anson + The Club of Nine Book Signing October 19th in NYC
    The incredibly talented Jane Anson has a new book coming out this month entitled The Club of Nine. The book, which is really the work of famed photographer Andy Katz is a pictorial of the most famous Chateaux in Bordeax: Ausone, Cheval Blanc, Haut…
    - 17 Oct 16, 2:16am -
  • Upside Down Fermenting?
    I heard about this while I was in Bordeaux and thought it was a neat idea, but I didn't have all of the details at the time. The image above is the <> fermenter, created by the team at Tonnellerie Radoux, one of the world's best-known cooperages. Th…
    - 22 Sep 16, 4:50am -
  • How a German Soldier Saved Bordeaux Wine During World War II
    Indulge me for a minute, this post is going to tie in a few threads from different places around the world.  A few years ago I was lucky enough to visit the library at Château Siran in Margaux.  I have actually been to a number of libraries in Bo…
    - 26 Jul 16, 2:21pm -
  • Cité du Vin Opens in Bordeaux
    Today marks the greatly anticipated opening of the Cité du Vin in Bordeaux.  Billed by many as "wine theme park", the Cité du Vin is a monument to wine from all over the world.  The Cité du Vin offers visitors a tour of the 8000+ year history o…
    - 1 Jun 16, 4:20am -
  • Why Can't Virginia Create a Virginia Wine License Plate?
    Back in 2007 the Virginia Wine Industry launched an effort to get a customized Virginia Wine License plate. They could not get enough pre-purchases.  In 2011, the effort was revived, again to no avail.   This effort was started up again last year,…
    - 25 Apr 16, 5:54pm -
  • Bud break in Bordeaux
    It is always a happy coincidence when Mother Nature cooperates and bud break occurs around En Primeur in Bordeaux. Here are some picture from around Margaux.Château Dauzac:Château Brane-Cantenac:Château Margaux:Château Palmer:Château Kirwan:
    - 5 Apr 16, 8:26am -
  • Loudoun Wineries Brace for Frost on Tuesday
    This is why only the most passionate winemakers make wine in Virginia, you never know what you are going to get. With the recent bit of nice weather the vines are starting to come alive. They have been weeping for a while and some vineyards are even…
    - 4 Apr 16, 9:24pm -
  • Château Haut-Bailly Space Bottle
    Most people have never given any thought to the challenges of drinking wine on a space ship, or for that matter drinking anything on a space ship. But, there are unique challenges to drinking in a low gravity environment. Liquid does not flow in a lo…
    - 31 Mar 16, 6:29am -
  • 11th Annual Weekend des Grands Crus
    Next week thousands of journalists will be in Bordeaux to celebrate the 2015 vintage, but just a few months after that thousands of people who love Bordeaux will be in town for what is absolutely the best wine tasting event of the year. Union des Gra…
    - 28 Mar 16, 3:44pm -
  • .WINE and .VIN Domains Available for Registration
    In 2014 I wrote about the potential creation of the .WINE and .VIN domains thought domain registry Donuts.  Well, you can officially register your own .wine and .vin domains through one of the Donuts-affiliated Registrars!In fact, one at least one V…
    - 22 Feb 16, 9:18pm -
  • Interview with Adam Centamore, Author of Tasting Wine & Cheese
    [Full Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher]Wine and cheese pairing is something that many people, including a surprising number of restaurants get wrong. I think a lot of that has to do with how we in the United States…
    - 7 Dec 15, 3:34pm -
  • Château Angélus Makes an Appearance in Spectre
    The latest James Bond film, Spectre, has a number of famous stars including a bottle of 2005 Château Angélus.  This is the second Bond film in which Château Angélus has made an appearance, a bottle also appeared in the 2006 Bond film Casino Roya…
    - 5 Nov 15, 7:47pm -
  • Virginia Wineries Race to Finish Harvest Ahead of Joaquin
    Joaquin has been upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane and is heading up the east coast toward Virginia.  In fact most of Virginia is expecting heavy rains between now and Tuesday.  This could be a disastrous ending to what has been, to thi…
    - 1 Oct 15, 1:51pm -
  • Tre Sorrelle Vertical with Doug Fabbioli
    Every winery that has been around for any length of time develops some signature wines.  These are the wines that the winery owner or winemaker are most passionate about making and these wines develop a signature profile that is reflected from vinta…
    - 2 Sep 15, 12:57pm -
  • The 6th Annual #CabernetDay is Today
    It is hard to believe that today is the 6th annual #CabernetDay, but here it is.  Started in 2009 by Rick Bakas the event really has taken on a life of its own with wineries all over the world celebrating one of the most popular grapes in the world…
    - 27 Aug 15, 4:35am -
  • 33entrepreneurs is Coming to America
    During my last trip to Bordeaux I was lucky enough to visit the the 33entrepreneurs team at their very cool office located in the Bourse Maritime building right on the waterfront.  33entrepreneurs was started in 2014 with goal of investing in start…
    - 25 Jun 15, 4:34am -
  • Are More Americans Discovering Bordeaux?
    In 2008, during my first trip to Bordeaux, I was struck by how few Americans I ran into (though, oddly, I did get to meet comedian Lewis Black who was there on vacation). Antecdotally, that seems to be changing.  I think Bordeaux suffers from the sa…
    - 5 Jun 15, 11:49am -
  • Les Trompettes de Lyon at Chateau Soutard
    On Saturday I was lucky enough to be invited out to Château Soutard to listen to a performance by Les Trompettes de Lyon. The performance was part of the Grandes Heures de Saint-Émilion series held at various Châteaux throughout Saint-Émilion.It…
    - 31 May 15, 2:27pm -
  • Weekend des Grands Crus is This Weekend!
    The annual Weekend des Grands Crus is finally this weekend in Bordeaux. I have said it before but this is, by far, my favorite wine event.There will more than 100 of the greatest Bordeaux estates gathered in downtown Bordeaux showing off their 2012…
    - 26 May 15, 2:33pm -
  • Two Wine Marathons in the Next Two Weeks
    If you are a runner, wine drinker and world traveler the next two weeks should be pretty exciting for you. This Sunday, May 24th is the annual Marathon de Sauternes. The marathon starts at Chateau Guiraud and winds its way through some of the most w…
    - 22 May 15, 5:29pm -

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  • The Stunning Kitchen Lighting Design for a Luxurious Look
    The Stunning Kitchen Lighting Design –  Kіtсhеn lіghtіng dеѕіgn thаt we really nееd might nоt bе vеrу еаѕу to find. Thеrе аrе many kinds of kitchen lightings thаt have been very fаmіlіаr nоwаdауѕ, but to lооk for…
    - 25 Oct 18, 5:32am -
  • Country Kitchen Designs As Your Kitchen Design
    Country Kitchen Designs As Your –  Cоuntrу kіtсhеn dеѕіgnѕ is a kіnd оf design for thе kitchen which uѕе соuntrу style. Thіѕ kind оf ѕtуlе іѕ one оf the mоѕt fаvоrіtе styles which оftеn bесоmе first choice by…
    - 25 Oct 18, 5:28am -
  • Kitchen Design in Modern
    Galley Kitchen Design in Modern –  Gаllеу kіtсhеn dеѕіgn or dоublе lіnе іѕ type of kіtсhеn dеѕіgn which іѕ shaped frоm two lines іn раrаllеl thаt dіvіdе kitchen іntо clean kіtсhеn аnd dirt kitchen іn positio…
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  • Tips to Apply Mirror Closet Doors
    Tips to Apply Mirror Closet Doors –  Gеt mіrrоr closet dооrѕ іn thе rіght ѕіzе fоr your rооm. іf you hаvе a minimalist bedroom, mіrrоrеd сlоѕеt mіght bе thе right choice fоr room decoration. Aѕ wе knоw, mirror hаѕ…
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  • The Transparent Closet Doors Sliding
    The Transparent Closet Doors –  Clоѕеt ѕlіdіng dооrѕ – іѕ thе very sweet and multі-funсtіоn mоdеrn closet. If уоu аrе gоіng tо рut it іn thе mаѕtеr bеdrооm, уоu ѕhоuld сhооѕе a bіg аnd hіgh сlоѕе…
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  • Classic Fireplace Mantel Decor
    Classic Fireplace Mantel Decor –  Fіrерlасе mantel dесоr саn bе thе solution tо bеаutіfу the looks оf your fireplace. Yоu wіll fееl ѕо bored with thе same looks оf уоur fіrерlасе, but it wіll tаkе tоо lоng…
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  • Fireplace Design for Modern Houses
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  • Artificial Fireplace Designs
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  • Fire Pit Designs For Outdoor Hub
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  • Rustic Dining Room Sets for Traditional Concepts
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Chaos And Chicken

  • Did the Chicken Die?
    This was the subject of an email I received in my chaos&chicken box this morning.  Yes, I am aware that it has been 33 days since my last post.  And yes, I am aware that my last post really had nothing to do with my chaos or cooked chicken.  And y…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:38am -
  • Which Came First--- The Chaos or the Chicken?

    Which Came First--- The Chaos or the Chicken?

    Well, according to Carolee Bondurant, previous owner of my local Radford business, and the card she gave me for my 23rd birthday, it was the chicken.  Almost 9 years have passed and we all know that the chaos  always floats to the top!  These days…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:37am -
  • The Vegan Experiment. All or Nothing Vegan?

    The Vegan Experiment.  All or Nothing Vegan?


    - 10 Feb 14, 2:37am -
  • Fishing With the Bait I Had

    Fishing With the Bait I Had

    Last week I was getting my haircut when I asked Dino, my adorable hair dresser, how his life was.  He says, "Stacey, I am living life, trying not to complain... I am just fishing with the bait I have."  As promised that evening, I am plagiarizing h…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:37am -
  • A Mobile Gal's Guide to the Best Working Cafes

    A Mobile Gal's Guide to the Best Working Cafes

    As I was took a conference call while running on Rock Creek Park trail yesterday I decided that I love my job.  Now, do not get me wrong, I am busy but I am mostly the master of my time... and where I spend it.  I have a home office on K but mo…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:37am -
  • A Bag Full of Love

    A Bag Full of Love

    As a member of the Price family you learn to love food.  To share food.  To used food to show love.Last weekend I visited my family.  And yes, 72 hours, 7 dishes and perhaps 7 gained pounds later I felt extremly loved.I also headed home with a ba…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:36am -
  • Chaos, Coconut and Connotations

    Chaos, Coconut and Connotations

    Coconut is my favorite cupcake flavor, my choice companion to curry and a phrase used often as a term of endearment-- ("You are a coconut" = you make me smile and I think you are slightly crazy in a me-kind-of-way).  Sometimes it can have a negativ…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:36am -
  • Chaos, Cookies and Creativity...

    Chaos, Cookies and Creativity...

    When life dishes up chaos I often procrastinate by piling another dish with cookies... and other culinary items all while crafting... perched on the floor of Kasa K.   Top ways to tell when my plate runneth over... 1- You find me sitting on the flo…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:36am -
  • CopyCats...

    CopyCats...

    I was once told that there are only 10 original ideas in the world and everything else is a mimicked, slightly skewed version of an original.  As a person that thinks she alone has had more than 10 original ideas, I hate to admit that there is an in…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:36am -
  • Sometimes You Need Oprah to Inspire Creation

    Sometimes You Need Oprah to Inspire Creation

    It wasn't until she mentioned them that I pondered a recipe. I was not inspired to create a summer dessert until I saw them on glossy paper. It wasn't until Oprah featured one of my favorite local businesses and their ice cream sandwiches that I had…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:35am -
  • Ritual Reset.

    Ritual Reset.

    Confession:  Sometimes on Sunday I am so excited for my day that I wake early, go downstairs to grab my New York Times, make a french press and get back to bed.  This day will forever be my favorite as it represents a day of recharge, relaxing and…
    - 10 Feb 14, 2:34am -
  • Blogger Wanna Be

    Blogger Wanna Be

    When I am not cooking or eating I am most always thinking, reading, writing or talking about food (except when I am at work, of course).  Or music.  Most likely I am focused on both.  Really guys, I am pretty simple to figure out.Tonight while I w…
    - 4 Jul 10, 2:03pm -
  • My Role as a Culinary Chameleon and My Never Ending Craving for Lamb

    My Role as a Culinary Chameleon and My Never Ending Craving for Lamb

    When doing an inventory of my closest friends I would say that 95% are vegetarian, 1% are vegan and the other 4% are omnivores.  I am a culinary chameleon (different from a Karma Chameleon sang by my brother, circa 1981 in a Boy George Look-Alike C…
    - 29 Jun 10, 2:27pm -
  • Culinary MacGyver

    Culinary MacGyver

    Last night, amidst a salt and crunch craving, I tested my girl scout skills of the kitchen. I am embarrassed to say what I wanted was a chip--- you know, the carb filled,salt slathered, often processed version of a snack. But the healthy gal that mak…
    - 21 Jun 10, 11:03pm -
  • A Sweet Experience

    A Sweet Experience

    So last week we got an office call from NPR wanting to use our client, Penny Karas from Hello Cupcake to replicate a 26 page brownie recipe from the Pentagon.  The taping and segment was fun (sans me looking slightly busted in the background of the…
    - 26 May 10, 12:22pm -
  • 365 Days

    365 Days

    365 days ago I had just returned home from being with family after my mother was ill. 365 days ago I had just created amazing foods for the graduation of a dear friend including my now famous cantaloupe and asparagus salad. 365 days ago I had just tu…
    - 18 May 10, 12:52pm -
  • Food for Thought or Sometimes a Gal Needs Sugar

    Food for Thought or Sometimes a Gal Needs Sugar

    In the midst of a very challenging week I found this on my desk.  Baked by my colleague, KC, this was the only thing that made thoughts flow from my head to that keyboard pictured.  Nothing clears writers block like peanut butter, chocolate and che…
    - 14 May 10, 7:38pm -
  • The Vegan Experiment. Part 2- Friends, Family and (vegan) Food

    The Vegan Experiment.  Part 2- Friends, Family and (vegan) Food

    Yes, there has been a considerable gap in the Very Vegan posts. To be quite honest, I wasn’t quite sure how things were going to go. I’m happy to report, the experiment is going quite well. Much has changed, including...1. My tastebuds (always hi…
    - 11 May 10, 2:09am -
  • Green is not just for Guacomole

    Green is not just for Guacomole

    They say it is not easy being green but this time of the year it really is.  Yesterday as I clipped my favorite plant, the Hosta (I know, I do not have a yard and I am obviously clipping public property.  Do you think if I  get arrested in I can…
    - 10 May 10, 1:09pm -
  • A Typical Sunday Feeding the Soul and Stacey

    A Typical Sunday Feeding the Soul and Stacey

    I try to be spontaneous.  I hate it when people predict me.  I despise the concept of a box. But on Sundays, my friends,  Sundays I have always been as predictable as the paper delivered to my doorstep.  As square as the box my latest shoes a…
    - 10 May 10, 2:22am -
  • Silky Cheesecake, Soy Spill and Stacey's Version of Pizza in the Raw

    Silky Cheesecake, Soy Spill and Stacey's Version of Pizza in the Raw

    Once upon a time, this weekend, I checked out a new vegan/raw cafe in Dupont--- Cafe Green. Owned by the same people who do Java Green, this 17th St cafe is sure to be a hit to Washingtonian vegetarians.  Normally I get annoyed when I do not have fu…
    - 4 May 10, 10:42am -
  • Lads who Lunch. . .

    Lads who Lunch. . .

    Dear Jamie Oliver:I think I may possibly be in love with you. What I am certain of:I do love your accent.  I adore how you say pasta (to be read PAST-a). I love your organic way of growing and cooking.  (Give a man a shovel, a spatula, have him sin…
    - 3 May 10, 4:05pm -
  • A Whole Lot of Inspiration

    A Whole Lot of Inspiration

    Sometimes when I am not sure what to cook I wander around Wholefoods.  I hate to admit that I am my mother's daughter and LOVE a grocery store.  Especially if the grocery store is nice and full of gourmet ingredients.  I rarely go with a list but…
    - 3 May 10, 3:36pm -
  • Pecan Stacey Shortcake

    Pecan Stacey Shortcake

    Yesterday for I made Pecan Shortbread Strawberry Shortcake an intern lunch. Until recently I have never encountered people that hesitated trying my food.  I ask you, should I have a complex?  In previous jobs and at my business, my colleagues and…
    - 29 Apr 10, 12:39pm -
  • Pad Thai, People I Missed (and Pate)

    Pad Thai, People I Missed (and Pate)

    This week's post is brought to you by the letter P.Last night I made Pad Thai... in my pad on K.  With G.  Who I have missed more than I thought I would.  It is interesting how someone that was not a part of your life 9 months ago can leave a void…
    - 28 Apr 10, 12:40am -

@staceydprice

Charlcie

  • Changing the Focus

    Changing the Focus

    I will turn 50 this month. In honor of this milestone -- and just because I want to -- I am changing the focus of my blog.10 years ago at the age of 40, I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer -- papillary carcinoma. I started this blog after my first su…
    - 3 Feb 18, 3:02pm -
  • After a year, I'm still waiting....and waiting

    After a year, I'm still waiting....and waiting

    Here I am back again at my blog talking about thyroid cancer again. I had my yearly appointment last week with Dr. Wartofsky. It was an interesting one. He had two students in the exam room with us. I didn't mind. He's one of the best thyroid cancer…
    - 23 Sep 15, 1:38am -
  • No News is Good News

    No News is Good News

    It's been over a year since I have posted here, and truly, no news is good news. I have had two rounds of blood tests with normal results. Plain old boring. I'm a fan of boring when it comes to thyroid cancer.September is the next time I am to check…
    - 31 Aug 14, 7:37pm -
  • Back to the Doctor...and 10 Things I Hate About Thyroid Cancer

    Back to the Doctor...and 10 Things I Hate About Thyroid Cancer

    OK, look at the last time I added a blog post....yes, January. Ridiculous. It's been too long since I've written, and I apologize for that. Time marches on, for the good or bad, and it has slipped away from me.One item on my thyroid cancer timeline I…
    - 28 Jul 13, 6:27pm -
  • Light at the end of the tunnel
    It's been a long, hard road for me this third time around with thyroid cancer. My third diagnosis with papillary carcinoma, this time in my lymph nodes of my neck, came in March 2012. My third diagnosis of papillary carcinoma in four years.I knew the…
    - 25 Jan 13, 2:58am -
  • Dr. W calls again....and again
    So Dr. W finally got back with me about the letter I sent him in September. He called last Friday, and I missed his call.  He left a message that said he would call back AND HE DID. I mean, wow. Not very often a doctor will try to call a second time…
    - 12 Oct 12, 10:18pm -
  • Letter to Dr. W

    Letter to Dr. W

    The latest and greatest (?) on the beast that is thyroid cancer, best expressed via the letter I sent to my new endocrinologist/thyroid cancer specialist: Dear Dr. W,Thanks for seeing me back in June 2012 and for your follow-up letter indicating that…
    - 14 Sep 12, 1:39am -
  • You're A Pain in the Neck

    You're A Pain in the Neck

    I have had three surgeries to remove thyroid cancer from my neck in four years. For the third time in four years, I have stabbing pains in my neck after surgery."It's a good thing. It's the nerves growing back and regenerating." This is what the surg…
    - 12 Aug 12, 1:14am -
  • Gone but not forgotten

    Gone but not forgotten

    In the excitement of learning my thyroglobulin level post-surgery was undectectable earlier this month, my cancerversary passed without fanfare or observance. July 15, 2008, is the date I was first told that I had papillary carcinoma, one of the fou…
    - 24 Jul 12, 5:09am -
  • Undetectable

    Undetectable

    This is the word in the letter I received from the endocrinologist that was unbelievable to me: UNDETECTABLE."Your thyroglobulin is now undetectable at less than 0.5, indicating that Dr. Sanders performed an excellent surgery in removing the involved…
    - 14 Jul 12, 12:32am -
  • My rants while somewhere in between

    My rants while somewhere in between

    It's been over three weeks since my surgery. I'm somewhere between post-surgery and back on my feet. Better than the alternative, I know. Still feeling pretty crappy in general.I've had some strange swelling above my incision for about a week. Let's…
    - 7 Jun 12, 2:36am -
  • Two steps forward, one step back

    Two steps forward, one step back

    Everyday, I am feeling better in terms of my neck. The sore, sometimes random pains have mainly shifted from my ear/jawline to the actual incision, which is to be expected. Example: last night, it felt like someone was pricking my incision with strai…
    - 24 May 12, 3:41pm -
  • Pathology Report
    Nothing much to see here...two of six lymph nodes positive for papillary carcinoma. Basically the two lymph nodes shot with dye got top billing.My first reaction: Dang, took those extra ones.Upon further review: Glad he took those extra ones as lymph…
    - 18 May 12, 7:27pm -
  • Slowly but surely
    The pain is subsiding. Here is the best way I have found to describe it....it feels like someone took a bottle brush and twirled it on the right side of my neck from my ear along my jawbone to under my chin to my clavicle. Make you wince? Yep, me too…
    - 18 May 12, 2:34am -
  • Round three begins: "I'm not sick, I'm not well."
    My third thyroid cancer surgery was Friday, May 11, 2012. Before going to surgery, I paid a visit (along with my entourage, as they called themselves, of my husband, mother, and Aunt Freddie) to the radiologist so he could inject the two known cancer…
    - 15 May 12, 10:20pm -
  • MCA, you got me thinkin' about more than "Brass Monkey"

    MCA, you got me thinkin' about more than "Brass Monkey"

    Adam "MCA" Yauch died yesterday, May 4, 2012 (left in the photo). He was a co-founder of the Beastie Boys, one of my favorite groups of all time. While working yesterday afternoon, I played Beastie Boys music, revisiting some of my favorites, thinkin…
    - 6 May 12, 3:03am -
  • Proper cancer etiquette
    So what is the proper etiquette when you are post-diagnosis for the third time with thyroid cancer and pre-surgery? Life as usual? Just keep going, doing your regular thing....sure, I guess. But the cancer is always "running" in the background. Not n…
    - 9 Apr 12, 6:54am -
  • Dusting off my "cancer card"
    After sticking the needle in my neck yet again, the biopsy was positive as we all expected. For the third time since 2008, the pathologist, Dr. Brown, told me that I have "metastatic papillary carcinoma."Many who know me may remember that I had my th…
    - 1 Apr 12, 1:19am -
  • Third time is a charm? Third time stinks.
    So....unfortunately it seems my gut (and the thyroglobulin blood test) was right. Ultrasound showed two "metastatic" lymph nodes. Same right side of the neck where I had four cancerous lymph nodes in 2008. Radiologist said we could biopsy them but he…
    - 22 Mar 12, 2:18am -
  • Reluctant, Incomplete Update
    I kept waiting for complete results to post the "final" results here on the blog. However, I still don't have it all, but here we go....Good news: scans are clear! Hooray!Maybe bad, certainly incomplete news: I finally got my thyroglobulin (TG) blood…
    - 5 Mar 12, 3:25am -
  • Again, again!

    Again, again!

    It's Super Bowl Sunday, but, I will admit, I am a bit distracted. Tomorrow I start the ritual thyroid cancer survivors are familiar with: the thyrogen shots, the radioactive dose, the scan, the blood test. Why? To see if I am still thyroid cancer fre…
    - 5 Feb 12, 10:45pm -
  • Cautious vs. Paranoid
    For about two weeks, I felt a strange nodule in my left underarm. How long had it been there? Was I just now noticing it or is it new? "Its nothing," I reasoned with myself.Then....reading stories/studies on the internet about a link between thyroid…
    - 27 Nov 11, 1:58pm -
  • I'm a slacker
    So, where to start. I know, pretty weak with no blog posts since the summer. I will endeavor to do better.I've been MIA doing so much...nothing. OK, nothing isn't exactly correct, but my life has changed considerably since Mackenzie left for college.…
    - 2 Nov 11, 11:21pm -
  • Bastille Day or my Third Cancerversary? You decide...

    Bastille Day or my Third Cancerversary? You decide...

    Has it been three years? Wow, it HAS been three years since I heard the words, "you have papillary carcinoma" and jumped into the cancer world with both feet. The good news about this year: 2011 was the year I finally got the all clear, the NED (no e…
    - 15 Jul 11, 2:41am -
  • In the hospital...no, not me

    In the hospital...no, not me

    Sunday, April 3rd, at 5:30 AM, Mackenzie woke me up. "Mom, I have this horrible pain on the side of my stomach." This began one of the stranger weeks of my life. On that day, she was admitted to the hospital. The third day she had surgery, which, tha…
    - 23 Apr 11, 9:22pm -

@Charlcies

Chasing Mail Boxes


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  • D.C. Randonneurs Shenandoah 600K: Out of My Comfort Zone

    D.C. Randonneurs Shenandoah 600K: Out of My Comfort Zone

    After last year’s 600K, where I showed up physically ready but mentally underprepared, I spent much of this year’s series of brevets assembling my 600K face. As I said in […]
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 7:06pm -
  • The Answer to All My Questions: D.C. Randonneurs Northern Exposure 400K

    The Answer to All My Questions: D.C. Randonneurs Northern Exposure 400K

    The past couple of years have been oversaturated with persistent questions. What am I doing with my life? Where do we go when we die? Am I doing the “right” […]
    - 29 days ago, 21 May 19, 10:48pm -
  • D.C. Randonneurs Warrenton 300K Pre-Ride

    D.C. Randonneurs Warrenton 300K Pre-Ride

    Today features a guest post from D.C. Randonneur and brevet organizer Bob C., who we accompanied this past Saturday on the Warrenton 300K checkout ride. Bob’s summary encapsulates our day […]
    - 42 days ago, 8 May 19, 9:26pm -
  • Frederick 300K: Sway Under Sun

    Frederick 300K: Sway Under Sun

    For our recent D.C. Randonneurs 300K, I had imagined a ride that also served as a sort of bike therapy. Based on previous outings on this course, I conjured up […]
    - 44 days ago, 7 May 19, 1:50am -
  • BikeDC’s Dave Salovesh

    BikeDC’s Dave Salovesh

    We had the ghost bike installation for Dave Salovesh this past weekend, and I stood there staring in disbelief the whole time with my leg propping up my bike as […]
    - 57 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 2:08pm -
  • The Errandonnee: Finishers Prize!

    The Errandonnee: Finishers Prize!

    We have a new design this year for the Errandonnee finishers badge. This year’s patch – which embodies the fresh energy and bright hues of springtime – was created by […]
    - 70 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 12:27am -

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  • Go Time With the D.C. Randonneurs: Nokesville Nomad 200K

    Go Time With the D.C. Randonneurs: Nokesville Nomad 200K

    Like many randonneurs, Felkerino and I have decided to throw our hat in the ring for this year’s edition of Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP). (We plan to be part of the 84-hour […]
    - 72 days ago, 9 Apr 19, 12:18am -
  • The Errandonnee: Welcome Spring!

    The Errandonnee: Welcome Spring!

    April is here, the blossoms are out, and it’s time for the seventh running of the Errandonnee. Do you like transportation cycling or running, or have you been wanting to […]
    - 78 days ago, 3 Apr 19, 12:06am -
  • Bike Tour Birthday Contrasts

    Bike Tour Birthday Contrasts

    March 2018. It’s my birthday and Felkerino and I are bike touring through California desert. Sand spreads out on all sides, the road undulates ahead. Cars and trucks zip by […]
    - 86 days ago, 25 Mar 19, 8:45pm -
  • Save the Date! Errandonnee 2019

    Save the Date! Errandonnee 2019

    Mark your calendars and prep your to-do lists! The Errandonnee is back again for 2019. This year we kick it off a little later: April 12-23. Rules are forthcoming, but […]
    - 96 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 11:31am -

@coffeeneur

City Girl DC

  • February 13th – Friday the Thirteenth!

    February 13th – Friday the Thirteenth!

    I am finished for the week and I am going to be visiting with my family who is in town for the weekend I am so excited to see everyone and spend time after another tough week! They will be here in a couple hours and I am very happy because, while I a…
    - 13 Feb 15, 8:02pm -
  • I’m so happy it’s Friday!
    TGIF! What a long week. I have so much work to do but I can’t wait to rest a bit this weekend. This week seemed like it was never going to end. This weekend is needed!
    - 30 Jan 15, 4:45pm -
  • Ancient Greek Myths
    This is by far the coolest, yet most difficult class I have ever taken as an elective! I am really enjoying it and I am considering taking more mythology courses in the future. It is a nice break from my other courses.
    - 14 Jan 15, 8:13am -
  • School Starts Again!
    I’m very excited to have started school again and I am looking forward to sharing some of the information from my courses throughout the year! I can’t believe how much work I have already had thrown on me. I’m up to the challenge!
    - 7 Jan 15, 7:35pm -

@citygirldc

City Gifting

  • You Don’t Need a Gym Membership or a Home Gym to Get a Good Workout
    Save Your Money for a New Dress to Show Off Those Buff Biceps! If you’re looking to get into shape or incorporate exercise into your daily routine but don’t have either the time or budget to drive or pay for a gym, or have the space in your home…
    - 15 Sep 14, 1:51pm -
  • How to Lose Weight Fast if you are a Man
    We are busy people on the go, go, go! It’s hard to maintain a diet plan to lose weight if you have to stop and think about it or set aside a complicated schedule to keep it up. Instead, here are 10 ideas that will help you get a fast start to lose…
    - 27 Jan 14, 12:47pm -
  • How many Calories should I eat to lose weight
    The basic premise for calculating how many calories you should consume to lose weight comes from the BMR, which is the Basal Metabolic Rate. The BMR is calculated using your height, current weight, age, gender, and current activity level. So, for exa…
    - 27 Jan 14, 12:30pm -
  • Fun Ways to stay in Shape
    One of the hardest thing about staying in shape is that the routing becomes boring and you feel less motivated to get out there and get in shape. While going to the gym is still a fun thing to do, it should be just a part of your weekly routine towar…
    - 24 Jan 14, 3:43pm -
  • FOUR WAYS TO HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT AFTER A PREGNANCY
    The world welcomed two royal babies into the world last year.  One was born Prince George of Wales, the product of centuries-old royalty and is destined to one day inherit what Shakespeare described as “that seat of Mars”—the British throne. …
    - 23 Jan 14, 5:19pm -
  • FOUR DIFFERENCE-MAKING EXERCISES WHEN LOOKING TO LOSE WEIGHT
    There’s a lot of pressure in today’s society to change one’s appearance and meet a standard of beauty which is, in many ways, unrealistic and gender-skewered.  There’s certainly no dearth of popular obese male characters with slim female wiv…
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Clarendon Nights


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  • Year Of Beers at Arlington Rooftop

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    This Wednesday June 12 from 6 to 8pm Arlington Rooftop Bar and Grill is hosting the free Spring 2019 Year of Beer sampling event. There will be complimentary appetizers, a raffle for an Arlington Rooftop gift card and full pours of the beer will be a…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 4:31am -
  • For The Win at Whitlows

    For The Win at Whitlows

    Local cover band For The Win DC plays at Whitlow's this Friday, May 24. Show starts at 10pm and there is no cover at the door. This popular party band has played wide variety of Top 40, Pop, Rock and HipHop in Clarendon many times since 2014. For Th…
    - 26 days ago, 24 May 19, 1:21pm -
  • Portfolio In Motion at Marymount

    Portfolio In Motion at Marymount

    This weekend is the 30th annual major fashion show Portfolio In Motion at Marymount University. The three day even starts Thursday with a fashion show starting at 6:30pm and snoozing cocktail reception. The fashion show repeats Friday and Saturday…
    - 48 days ago, 2 May 19, 3:28pm -
  • Redskins Draft Party at GOAT

    Redskins Draft Party at GOAT

    GOAT is hosting a Redskins Draft Day Party this Thursday, April 25. From 6:30 to 10pm, they will have an extended happy hour and raffle prizes. $10 at the door.
    - 56 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 6:25am -
  • 5x5 Showcase at Galaxy Hut

    5x5 Showcase at Galaxy Hut

    The 5x5 Songwriter Showcase presents the first of five live events which will be recording both audio and video for streaming/televised broadcast. This kick-off event will feature the hosts and producers of The 5x5, Daniel Warren Hill, Eli Lev, Ginny…
    - 57 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 5:17am -
  • Marymount Alumni Happy Hour at Wilson Hardware

    Marymount Alumni Happy Hour at Wilson Hardware

    Marymount University is throwing another party in Clarendon for its alumni this Thursday. The Arlington Saint Social will be on April 25th at Wilson Hardware from 6:00-8:30pm. Your $10 per person includes hors d'oeuvres and a full bar. Proceeds from…
    - 57 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 5:16am -

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  • Goodbye Mister Days

    Goodbye Mister Days

    It 's a sad day to learn that the wonderfully down to earth sports bar Mister Days will be closing for good on Friday, April 12. It was shocking to read ArlNow break the news on the classic nightlife staple deciding to close after 18 years in Claren…
    - 76 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 2:33am -
  • St Paddy's Day 2019

    St Paddy's Day 2019

    The 2019 St Patrick's Day celebrations are sure to be epic with the holiday falling on a weekend of decent end-of-winter weather and plenty of events!Don Tito and PubCrawls.com are throwing a St Paddy's Pub Crawl on Saturday March 16, 1-7pm. $16 tick…
    - 98 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 4:42am -
  • LUNAFEST at Cinema Drafthouse

    LUNAFEST at Cinema Drafthouse

    This Thursday, March 14 Arlington Cinema Drafthouse is hosting the LUNAFEST which showcases incredible short films by talented women directors from all over the world. Since 2007, PSVa has hosted this film festival of short films by, for and about w…
    - 100 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 4:32am -
  • Sunday Funday at GOAT

    Sunday Funday at GOAT

    Despite A-Town being closed and under renovation into a new venue, Arlington's infamous Sunday Funday parties continue at the GOAT. Located directly in the heart of Clarendon, another Scott Parker property is hosting weekly Sunday parties starting at…
    - 1 Mar 19, 5:34am -
  • Drag Bingo at Board Room

    Drag Bingo at Board Room

    Starting this Monday, March 4 Crystal Edge and Katrina Colby every 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month for Drag Bingo at The Board Room in Clarendon.Balls starting rolling at 9pm with games, performances, and prizes until 11pm. Come win free drinks, free…
    - 1 Mar 19, 5:24am -
  • Don Zientara and Joshua Palace at Galaxy Hut

    Don Zientara and Joshua Palace at Galaxy Hut

    Don Zientara is a legend and a true hero of Washington DC. The founder of Inner Ear Studios, Don has recorded and produced for DC luminaries such as Fugazi, Minor Threat, Scream, Lungfish and countless others.Joshua Palace is a singer-songwriter fro…
    - 11 Feb 19, 5:59am -
  • Justin Trawick at DC9

    Justin Trawick at DC9

    Local musician Justin Trawick is performing a show at the DC9 in Washington, DC on Wed Feb 13. Justin has been an extremely busy and prolific musician, touring with his own music, his band The Common Good and founding The 9 Songwriter Series. He als…
    - 11 Feb 19, 4:22am -
  • Furlough Fridays at Board Room

    Furlough Fridays at Board Room

    The Board Room in Clarendon is supporting those who are off work due to the government shutdown by opening at noon on Friday and having specials until 4pm. 25% off all food, $8 taster flights, $12 pint flights and free game rentals.The DCist has a so…
    - 10 Jan 19, 3:42am -
  • ATown Last Sunday Funday Onesie Party

    ATown Last Sunday Funday Onesie Party

    Photo credit Anna Fowler @anna_fowler87This Sunday Dec 30 will be the last Sunday Funday party that Ballston's A-Town is famous, or infamous depending on your option, for on a weekly basis since 2012. Like all the previous weekend parties, this last…
    - 31 Dec 18, 7:53pm -
  • NYE Back in Time at Mister Days

    NYE Back in Time at Mister Days

    Turtle Recall is performing live at Mister Days for this New Years Eve on Monday, Dec 31. The DC pop/folk/rock band play mashups of top 40, rock, oldies and country frequenting in the DC and Baltimore area.Mister Days just finished celebrating their…
    - 31 Dec 18, 7:30pm -
  • Board Room Beer Birthday Celebration

    Board Room Beer Birthday Celebration

    The Board Room VA is preparing to celebrate its first anniversary in Clarendon on Sunday November 18. They are going to break out their first batch of their own beer brewed on site on Garfield street at 3pm.
    - 7 Nov 18, 3:53am -
  • Halloween at The Lot Cancelled

    Halloween at The Lot Cancelled

    The Lot has cancelled their weekend Halloween party due to expected rain. Clarendon will have to wait again for the opening of the open air beer garden.The Lot beer garden is planning on opening just for this weekend for a huge outdoor Halloween bash…
    - 26 Oct 18, 3:45am -
  • For The Win at Clarendon Grill

    For The Win at Clarendon Grill

    It's the final weekend of music at Clarendon Grill! After 22 years in business, one of my favorite bars and music venues will be closing on Saturday October 27.The last week of the Grill's schedule consists of Salsa dance class Monday, Trivia Kings o…
    - 23 Oct 18, 5:05am -
  • Another Loss For Live Music As Clarendon Grill Closes

    Another Loss For Live Music As Clarendon Grill Closes

    Today's a sad day for Clarendon live music scene as another venue announced it is closing. Clarendon Grill, which has been a local mainstay for 22 years, confirmed that the August rumors were true and they will be closing in October. Here is their Fa…
    - 9 Oct 18, 12:22am -
  • Alex Parez at Galaxy Hut

    Alex Parez at Galaxy Hut

    Local favorite Alex Parez is playing this Sunday, Sept 30 night at Galaxy Hut. Music starts at 8:30pm, $5, 21+. Come help us celebrate the first year of his band Alex The Read Parez And The Hell Rojos album's existence! Guest performance by Derek Evr…
    - 1 Oct 18, 2:28am -
  • Clarendon Day 2018

    Clarendon Day 2018

    The giant annual neighborhood festival Clarendon Day returns this Saturday Sept 22 from 11am to 6pm. The day starts out with a 10k/5k run at 8am, then the tents on Highland, Hudson, Wilson and Clarendon Blvds open up with tons of food from local rest…
    - 20 Sep 18, 4:46am -
  • Marymount Alumni HH at GOAT

    Marymount Alumni HH at GOAT

    Marymount University alumni's are returning to Clarendon this Thursday, Sept 20 for another Arlington Saints Social happy hour. This time the venue is at the G.O.A.T. 6 to 9pm, and is bound to be popular as the last Saints Social at Boardroom was pa…
    - 18 Sep 18, 2:56am -
  • Joshua Palace & Koshari at Galaxy Hut

    Joshua Palace & Koshari at Galaxy Hut

    Local musician Joshua Palace returns to Galaxy Hut this Sunday Sept 9 to open for another great local talent Koshari. The shoegaze/progressive rock/noisey music night starts at 9pm and is only a $5 cover for both acts.
    - 8 Sep 18, 7:29pm -
  • 20 years of Mexicali Blues

    20 years of Mexicali Blues

    This August 25 Mexicali Blues will be celebrating their 20th year in business in Clarendon! The colorful casual Mexican restaurant has popular happy hours and is lucky to enjoy a great location on the corner of Wilson and Garfield Street. They will b…
    - 12 Aug 18, 5:48pm -

@clarendonnights

Cloture Club


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  • Movie Review- Meh-n in Black: International

    Movie Review- Meh-n in Black: International

    I wish I liked MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL more than I did; but I was left with more feelings of “meh” about the whole thing. The characters were fine. The plot was pretty boring. The villains (minus Rebecca Ferguson) were dull. And how disappoin…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 1:29am -
  • Interview: LONG SHOT’s June Diane Raphael and Jonathan Levine

    Interview: LONG SHOT’s June Diane Raphael and Jonathan Levine

    Today I had the opportunity to interview director Jonathan Levine and June Diane Raphael for their awesome new film, LONG SHOT. We discussed the film’s production design, improvisational dialogue, balancing romance with politics, and my personal fa…
    - 48 days ago, 3 May 19, 1:54am -
  • Movie Review- Avengers: Endgame

    Movie Review- Avengers: Endgame

    This is not an easy review to write, mostly because I don’t want to give anything away; not even the main plot. Despite watching the AVENGERS: ENDGAME trailer, I can assure you know about as much as Jon Snow (nothing). From the first 15 minutes in,…
    - 55 days ago, 26 Apr 19, 1:17am -
  • Review: SHAZAM

    Review: SHAZAM

    Not only is the title SHAZAM fun to say, but it also represents the joy that is coursing through this entertaining spin on a superhero film. It’s no secret that DC has been hit or miss with its movies, but with SHAZAM’s fantastic cast, incredible…
    - 76 days ago, 5 Apr 19, 2:07am -
  • Movie Review: Captain Marvel

    Movie Review: Captain Marvel

    CAPTAIN MARVEL is a retro-tastic origin story worthy of its namesake.  As one of comic’s best superheroes, I’m glad that the film captured the strength and heart of the comics. I mean how could you not love a kickass fighter pilot with formidabl…
    - 8 Mar 19, 1:20pm -
  • TV Review: Russian Doll

    TV Review: Russian Doll

    I try to focus on reviewing entertainment created by or starring women, and I don’t think there is a better example of poignant storytelling, intelligent dialogue, and biting humor than RUSSIAN DOLL. The show is equal parts HAPPY DEATH DAY for the…
    - 18 Feb 19, 8:45pm -

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  • Review: Miss Bala

    Review: Miss Bala

    MISS BALA (“Miss Bullet”), directed by Catherine Hardwicke (TWILIGHT), is more of a yell at the screen over a character’s stupid choices kinda movie than it is a good one. As wonderful and charismatic as Gina Rodriguez is, she wasn’t able to…
    - 1 Feb 19, 5:38pm -
  • TV Review: Sorry For Your Loss

    TV Review: Sorry For Your Loss

    For those of you that may be wondering what Facebook Watch is, believe me when I say I was once like you. I know what you may be saying, ANOTHER MEDIA STREAM I NEED TO BE KEEPING UP WITH?! WTF?! The bad news is, yes it is. The good news is, that it a…
    - 28 Jan 19, 5:57am -
  • Review: The Kid Who Would Be King

    Review: The Kid Who Would Be King

    I miss movies like THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. I seriously got such a sense of nostalgia while watching this movie for those that ruled my TV as a kid, such as A KID IN KING ARTHUR’S COURT and MATILDA, wholesome films focused on kids finding their o…
    - 26 Jan 19, 1:08pm -
  • Best Movies and Performances of 2018

    Best Movies and Performances of 2018

    Another year, another year end movie review. Who would I be if I didn’t join with my fellow critics to memorialize the best movies and performances of the year! It seems like just last week I was writing my 2017 year end review, and I can’t belie…
    - 30 Dec 18, 6:31pm -

@ClotureClub

Larrison

  • newWhy Is It A Good Thing If You Don't "Fit In" At...

    Why Is It A Good Thing If You Don't "Fit In" At...

    Why Is It A Good Thing If You Don’t “Fit In” At Work? Insights from @citi, brought to you by @pwc. #DiversityandInclusionWhy Is It A Good Thing If You Don't "Fit In" At...Citigroup CEO Mike Corbat sits down with Farjana Rohman, Citi Vice Presid…
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  • new10 Ways Employee Communications Applications...

    10 Ways Employee Communications Applications...

    Leaders are confident they’ve increased the volume and depth of their communication versus even five years ago. And yet it’s still not enough. Employees aren’t satisfied.10 Ways Employee Communications Applications...CEOs are often surprised th…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 9:49am -
  • newHow to Top the Charts with Your Mobile Employee...

    How to Top the Charts with Your Mobile Employee...

    10 tips to get the most out of your employee communication app from Dynamic Signal. Great advice in here!How to Top the Charts with Your Mobile Employee...Just a few days after a Fortune 100 company launched its mobile employee communication app, it…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Jun 19, 4:18am -
  • newHow Anadarko Uses Videos to Humanize Leadership

    How Anadarko Uses Videos to Humanize Leadership

    Anadarko’s Stephanie Moreland has some simple advice if you’re thinking about adding executive videos to your communication strategy: Make them fun.How Anadarko Uses Videos to Humanize Leadership“Just hearing our employees talk about some of th…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Jun 19, 9:38pm -
  • Six Ways To Craft A Social Media Policy That...

    Six Ways To Craft A Social Media Policy That...

    Council Post: Six Ways To Craft A Social Media Policy That Fosters Employee ParticipationSix Ways To Craft A Social Media Policy That...Want to get your employees excited about contributing to company social media? The experts of Forbes Human Resourc…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 11:51am -
  • Dynamic Signal is hiring a Frontend Developer...

    Dynamic Signal is hiring a Frontend Developer...

    We’re looking for a Frontend Developer in Belfast who can develop quality React applications and is well versed in JavaScript fundamentals. Work on the leading employee communication platform, with great perks! Message me for more information.Dynam…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Jun 19, 9:49am -
  • How Sage is using employee advocacy to create a...

    How Sage is using employee advocacy to create a...

    Check out how Dynamic Signal customer, Sage, is using #EmployeeAdvocacy to create a strong voice on #SocialMedia in this MarketingTech article by James Bourne with highlights from the #SageVoices program.How Sage is using employee advocacy to create…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 4:18am -
  • The Future of Leadership: Anticipating 2030

    The Future of Leadership: Anticipating 2030

    The Future of Leadership: how organizations​ can stay competitive in the war for talentThe Future of Leadership: Anticipating 2030We explore how the way professionals work is evolving, the leadership skills that will be needed within the dynamic mi…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 9:38pm -
  • Registration is Open for the Second Annual...

    Registration is Open for the Second Annual...

    A revolution is happening in #EmployeeCommunication and Engagement and Summit by Dynamic Signal is your chance to join the movement. Registration is open for #DySiSummit 2019. Don’t miss your chance to network with some of the most innovative leade…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jun 19, 9:38pm -
  • Dynamic Signal is hiring a Product Manager!

    Dynamic Signal is hiring a Product Manager!

    Dynamic Signal is seeking an exceptional Product Manager to work with our teams of Engineers and Designers! Click here to join or DM me if you know someone! #DySiTeamDynamic Signal is hiring a Product Manager!The Product Manager will work with teams…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jun 19, 7:08pm -
  • Dynamic Signal is hiring a Sr. Product Manager!

    Dynamic Signal is hiring a Sr. Product Manager!

    Join our Product Team at Dynamic Signal! We’re helping the world’s leading organizations transform their businesses by connecting, engaging, and activating their employees.Dynamic Signal is hiring a Sr. Product Manager!The Sr. Product Manager wil…
    - 48 days ago, 2 May 19, 5:44pm -
  • What You Need to Know About Employee Engagement...

    What You Need to Know About Employee Engagement...

    What You Need to Know About Employee Engagement SoftwareWhat You Need to Know About Employee Engagement...CMSWire recently took a deep dive into the emerging category of Employee Engagement Software. And how did writer Dom Nicastro lead his story? By…
    - 48 days ago, 2 May 19, 5:40pm -
  • Dynamic Signal is hiring a Sr. Product Manager!

    Dynamic Signal is hiring a Sr. Product Manager!

    Are you looking for a high-impact Sr. Product Manager role? At Dynamic Signal you’ll work to conceptualize, build, and bring to market new products and services! Join the #DySiTeam!Dynamic Signal is hiring a Sr. Product Manager!The Sr. Product Mana…
    - 54 days ago, 26 Apr 19, 5:42pm -
  • Dynamic Signal is hiring a Sr. Product Manager...

    Dynamic Signal is hiring a Sr. Product Manager...

    Dynamic Signal is looking for a Sr. Product Manager to conceptualize, build, and bring to market new products and services. Come work on the industry's leading communication platform! Message me for more information #DySiCareers !Dynamic Signal is hi…
    - 79 days ago, 2 Apr 19, 4:19am -
  • Employee Communications Management and...

    Employee Communications Management and...

    Learn more about why the need to connect with a changing workforce is driving demand for a new category of technology: Employee Communications Management.Employee Communications Management and...You're hearing so much about how employee experience, e…
    - 88 days ago, 23 Mar 19, 9:49am -
  • Employee Engagement Trade Secrets Revealed: An...

    Employee Engagement Trade Secrets Revealed: An...

    "The concept of measuring an Employee Value Proposition (EVP) matters – if you don’t measure it you can’t improve. The economics of organizations with strong Employee Value Propositions are dramatically better than organizations who don’t inv…
    - 89 days ago, 23 Mar 19, 4:19am -
  • Going Beyond Employee Happiness: Why Activation...

    Going Beyond Employee Happiness: Why Activation...

    Dynamic Signal's CMO, Joelle Kaufman shares her insights on the step beyond employee happiness... and why it matters now. Take a look at her latest article on HR Technologist.Going Beyond Employee Happiness: Why Activation...Many business leaders tod…
    - 89 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 9:38pm -
  • New from Gartner: Turn Employees Into Storytellers

    New from Gartner: Turn Employees Into Storytellers

    New from Gartner: The four distinct types of employee stories, each with a specific objective, and how marketing, internal communications, and HR can use them all.New from Gartner: Turn Employees Into StorytellersHow marketing, internal communication…
    - 89 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 11:51am -
  • Why Perks No Longer Cut It for Workers

    Why Perks No Longer Cut It for Workers

    Why Perks No Longer Cut It for WorkersWhy Perks No Longer Cut It for WorkersThe most successful companies give employees a sense of belonging.DispatchCold Kiwi Blog
    - 89 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 9:49am -
  • Communications in mergers: The glue that holds...

    Communications in mergers: The glue that holds...

    Separate fact from fiction: tactical steps and best practices for structured #merger communication @McKinsey #employeecommunicationsCommunications in mergers: The glue that holds...A structured merger communications strategy is vital to clarify what…
    - 90 days ago, 22 Mar 19, 4:19am -
  • Is Your Company Suffering From EAD (Employee...

    Is Your Company Suffering From EAD (Employee...

    Is Your Company Suffering From EAD (Employee Alignment Dysfunction)? Probably. When communication is poor or missing, employees will fill in the blanks.Is Your Company Suffering From EAD (Employee...When communication is poor or missing, employees wi…
    - 90 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 9:38pm -
  • State of Employee Communication and Engagement...

    State of Employee Communication and Engagement...

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    - 90 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 6:22pm -
  • Dynamic Signal Study Finds U.S. Workforce...

    Dynamic Signal Study Finds U.S. Workforce...

    According to findings from Dynamic Signal's Annual State of Employee Communication and Engagement Study, 80 percent of the U.S. workforce reports feeling stressed because of ineffective company communication – a 30 percent jump from just one year a…
    - 90 days ago, 21 Mar 19, 5:19pm -
  • Is Your Company Suffering From EAD (Employee...

    Is Your Company Suffering From EAD (Employee...

    Is Your Company Suffering From EAD (Employee Alignment Dysfunction)? Probably. When communication is poor or missing, employees will fill in the blanks.Is Your Company Suffering From EAD (Employee...When communication is poor or missing, employees wi…
    - 11 Mar 19, 3:10pm -
  • Dynamic Signal is hiring a Director of Product...

    Dynamic Signal is hiring a Director of Product...

    Dynamic Signal is looking to hire a Director of Product Design! Let me know if you or anyone in your network is searching. #DySiCareersDynamic Signal is hiring a Director of Product...Are you a Product Design leader who can own end-to-end user experi…
    - 26 Feb 19, 10:27pm -

Colonial Hoops

  • LeBron James talks about playing against former GW star Maureece Rice in high school

    LeBron James talks about playing against former GW star Maureece Rice in high school

    This is cool: LeBron James talks to the Philadelphia Tribune about his battle with former GW star guard Maureece Rice in high school. Rice is the all-time leading scorer in Philly high school history, topping Wilt Chamberlain's record. He was a key…
    - 29 Nov 17, 6:35pm -
  • Today is Giving Tuesday: help support GW athletics

    Today is Giving Tuesday: help support GW athletics

    Today is Giving Tuesday, the yearly tradition to donate to charity (as opposed to Black Friday, etc.) And donating to GW is tax deductible! So help out! Here are a few ways you can help:1. Support the GW Student-Athlete Experience with a gift to GW…
    - 28 Nov 17, 4:36pm -
  • GW signs three recruits; home opener Friday!
    Busy week for GW hoops fans! The Colonials played their exhibition game last week against Fairmont State, coached by freshman guard Justin Mazzula's brother! And now there's more good news: the home opener is Friday against Howard at 7 pm, and the Co…
    - 9 Nov 17, 3:32pm -
  • Tyler Cavanaugh signs with Atlanta Hawks

    Tyler Cavanaugh signs with Atlanta Hawks

    Awesome! Former GW star forward Tyler Cavanaugh has signed a partially-guaranteed deal with the Atlanta Hawks. That means he'll attend training camp and will get some dough no matter what. Chatter online suggests he may spend most of his time with th…
    - 7 Sep 17, 7:17pm -
  • Whoa! GW alumni game on Aug. 12: Shawnta, Sir Val, Pops, Tyler, Mike Hall, Mike King, more!!!

    Whoa! GW alumni game on Aug. 12: Shawnta, Sir Val, Pops, Tyler, Mike Hall, Mike King, more!!!

    This sounds incredible. GW is organizing its first basketball alumni game on Saturday, August 12 at 11:30am, part of their GW Men's Basketball Reunion.Coach Maurice Joseph tweeted out the rosters, and they're full of awesome names from the past: Shaw…
    - 10 Aug 17, 4:27pm -
  • See GW players this summer: 10 Colonials in the Kenner Summer League
    If you need your hoops fix soon, or just want to see some of the new guys in action, you're in luck -- there are 10 Colonials playing in the Kenner League, a summer exhibition league that takes place at Georgetown's McDonough Gymnasium (i.e. where th…
    - 13 Jul 17, 10:49am -
  • GW signs Illinois transfer DJ Williams
    Let's get it !!😈 pic.twitter.com/ajOmBraRTP— Agent Zero (@DWill_0) June 21, 2017 Here's some good news: GW signed former Illinois wing DJ Williams, who left that program in May. He was a former 4-star recruit but played sparingly for the Illini,…
    - 23 Jun 17, 4:37pm -
  • Awesome interview with Maurice Joseph on NBC's College Basketball Talk: check it out
    GW head coach Maurice Joseph recently joined NBC Sports' Rob Dauster's College Basketball Talk podcast -- it's a great interview and Mojo seems like an awesome, smart guy. Check it out. He talks about recruiting, Canadian hoops, GW and more.As Thin…
    - 16 May 17, 4:53pm -
  • Wanna be the Colonial Army President? GW is taking applications

    Wanna be the Colonial Army President? GW is taking applications

    The Colonial Army's, GW's student fan club, needs a new president as Kate Bell is graduating this year. Check it out, and apply yourself!Apply for Colonial Army PresidentApplications are now being accepted for the position of Colonial Army President.…
    - 21 Mar 17, 9:55pm -
  • GW vs Dayton this weekend: relive buzzer beaters from past years

    GW vs Dayton this weekend: relive buzzer beaters from past years

    The Colonials face Dayton this weekend, and these games have been awesome in the past few years -- big turnouts and close matchups. GW has won three at the buzzer, let's see it happens again. Here's a few videos of those awesome endings.
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  • Nice USA Today article on Maurice Joseph

    Nice USA Today article on Maurice Joseph

    This is cool -- USA Today has a profile of Coach Mojo, talking about hitting the ground running after being named interim head coach a day before practice started. In this case, it was literally, he immediately went to East Lansing, Michigan to meet…
    - 15 Feb 17, 8:24pm -
  • Want some cool GW hats? Lids and the GW Bookstore have some awesome ones

    Want some cool GW hats? Lids and the GW Bookstore have some awesome ones

    The other day I was goofing around online and spotted some cool GW caps from Lids -- I didn't know they carried them. That got me browsing more and I found a few nice designs on other sites like the GW Athletics Department's official store. (The GW B…
    - 3 Jan 17, 5:19pm -
  • GW runs past UCF 74-59 behind 27 from Roland; highlight and top play videos

    GW runs past UCF 74-59 behind 27 from Roland; highlight and top play videos

    It was a good night in Foggy Bottom: GW handled UCF ably, going up by 24 at one point to win it 74-59 and improve to 8-4. Sophomore guard Jordan Roland scored a quiet 27 points, more than any other Colonial this year, and Tyler Cavanaugh added 19.The…
    - 16 Dec 16, 9:44pm -
  • GW faces 7'6" Tacko Fall from UCF this Thursday

    GW faces 7'6" Tacko Fall from UCF this Thursday

    If you want to see something extraordinary, get to the Smith Center on Thursday: GW faces the University of Central Florida and their 7'6" center Tacko Fall.Fall, who was previously recruited by GW, is a sophomore averaging 13.8 points and an absurd…
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  • Fan bus to Temple game on Dec. 7: last call to RSVP!
    If you want to go to Philly to check out the Temple game, here's an easy way to do it!Dear Season Ticket Holders, On Wednesday, December 7th, the Colonials will travel to Philadelphia to take on the Temple Owls. As part of their membership, Colon…
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  • In case you missed it: awesome interview with Tyler Cavanaugh

    In case you missed it: awesome interview with Tyler Cavanaugh

    This is from before the season but pretty rad: Tyler Cavanaugh, GW's star big man, had a series of interviews with Politico reporter and GW alum Jake Sherman. Good stuff.Cavanaugh is having a big season, 17.3 points per game, 7.2 board and 2.6 assist…
    - 9 Dec 16, 6:37pm -
  • Awesome: outtakes from the players' jumbotron videos

    Awesome: outtakes from the players' jumbotron videos

    Good stuff: the team was recording the videos for the jumbotron, those little segments like holiday greetings and brief interviews. And GW put out the outtakes: dancing, funny songs, and more. Good stuff. Excited for the season to start? The first ex…
    - 25 Oct 16, 3:00pm -
  • GW hires Maurice Joseph, no transfers so far (so that's good)
    Hey! Basketball season is almost here, and I'm a bit busy these days. (Related: if anybody wants to help write for this site, please email me: colonial hoops(at)gmail.com)So, first the big news: after Coach Lonergan was fired, the school spent a few…
    - 14 Oct 16, 5:18pm -
  • Washington Post reports Coach Lonergan verbally abuses players, athletic director
    Updated: original post belowJuly 22: ESPN reports GW is bringing in outside counsel.Mo Creek went on the Sports Junkies defending Lonergan.July 21, 10am: Lonergan released an email statement to Mid Major Madness:"I will not respond to anonymous, unfo…
    - 22 Jul 16, 5:56pm -

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  • newLocal cartoonists on the NY Times' cartoon hari-kari
    NY Times wrong to turn away from cartoonistsWalt Carr, ColumbiaBaltimore Sun June 13 2019https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/readers-respond/bs-ed-rr-cartoonists-times-letter-20190613-story.htmlEditorial cartoons are democracy's canary in a coal min…
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  • MAD's Ficarra on his father
    My father loved me enough to allow me to write jokes for a living [in print as My dad let me pursue my dream to write jokes] By John Ficarra Washington Post June 16 2019online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/my-father-loved-me-enough-to…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 2:49am -
  • PR: Exclusive Jim Lee Batman / Star Wars art / Disney cel art from ArtInsights
    In time for Father's Day, 2 worldwide exclusive Batman images, original Star Wars art by matte background painter William Silvers, and great new vintage Disney art!…
    - 4 days ago, 16 Jun 19, 1:32am -
  • Dog Man is at Hooray for Books in Alexandria
    Right now. 
    - 4 days ago, 15 Jun 19, 6:11pm -
  • June 15: Meet Dog Man at Hooray for Books
    Scholastic Summer Read-a-PaloozaSaturday, June 15, 20191:00 PM 4:00 PM Hooray for BooksMon-Sat 10am - 8pmSun 10am - 6pm 1555 King St.Alexandria, VA 22314Phone: (703) 548-4092Email: info@hooray4books.com Celebrate our 11th birthday with the S…
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  • June 22: Meet the Authors: Liz & Lucy Lareau
    Meet the Authors: Liz & Lucy Lareau Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:00 PM 3:00 PM Hooray for BooksMon-Sat 10am - 8pmSun 10am - 6pm 1555 King St.Alexandria, VA…
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  • June 28: Animezing!: AKIRA
    Enjoy a FREE Japanese ANIME film at the JICC! Animezing!: AKIRA "A fever-d…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 7:45pm -
  • Washington's Jake Tapper on NY Times lack of cartoons
    CNN's Jake Tapper: New York Times Decision to Scrap Cartoons 'One More Nail in Coffin of Struggling Art Form'Tapper tells The Daily Beast that the Times should be a leader for editorial cartooning, while James Bennet, editorial page editor, say…
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  • July 12-14: Blerdcon in Crystal City
    Here's your basic placeholder announcement -Jul 12-14, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Virginia https://blerdcon.com/about-blerdcon/
    - 5 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 4:27pm -
  • June 22: Rob Rogers at the Newseum
    'Enemy of the People: A Cartoonist's Journey'https://www.newseum.org/event/enemy-of-the-people-a-cartoonists-journey/ When: June 22, 2019 @ 2:30 pm Where: K…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Jun 19, 3:29pm -
  • Sept 4: Randall Munroe in DC
    SEP4Randall Munroe: HOW TOPublic · Hosted by Politics and Prose Bookstore https://www.facebook.com/events/690038051425194/ Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 7 PM – 8 PMSidwell Friends: Meeting House3825 Wisconsin Avenue, Washington, Dist…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 5:31pm -
  • Tom King on not using the old "Marvel Method"
    Tom King Apologizes for Not Letting Artists Write His Comics by Jude Terror June 11, 2019 https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/06/11/tom-king-apologizes-for-not-letting-artists-write-his-comics/
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 3:47pm -
  • Cavna on the NY Times cartoon harikari
    The New York Times cuts all political cartoons, and cartoonists are not happy By Michael Cavna Washington Post June 11 2019 https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/06/11/new-york-times-cuts-all-political-cartoons-cartoon…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Jun 19, 12:56pm -
  • The Hill on the NY Times dropping all political cartoons
    New York Times to stop publishing political cartoons By Justin Wise - 06/10/19 https://thehill.com/homenews/media/447829-new-york-times-to-stop-publishing-political-cartoons
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 6:27pm -
  • June 17: Sarah Boxer booksigning in Denver
    Sarah emailed: "I'm doing a book slide-talk at Tattered Cover LoDo  (short for Lower Downtown) in Denver (my hometown) on Monday June 17 at 7 pm." She'll be in DC at Politics and Prose in July.
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 3:47pm -
  • Tom King off Batman, but still planning changes to him
    Despite Setback, Tom King Still Plans to Redefine Batman for a Generation  by Jude Terror June 6, 2019https://www.bleedingcool.com/2019/06/06/despite-setback-tom-king-still-plans-to-redefine-batman-for-a-generation/
    - 8 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 3:35pm -
  • Flugennock's Latest'n'Greatest: "A Snake in the Grass"
    Another marijuana cartoon from DC's anarchist cartoonist Mike Flugennock: "Snake In The Grass" http://sinkers.org/stage/?p=2741 Liberty Cap writes on Twitter on 06.09.19: "Home grow cannabis is the most important economic factor put upon any …
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  • That darn Dustin
    This joke bombed Bill Cowdrey, AlexandriaWashington Post June 8 2019https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/readers-critique-the-post-people-we-should-remember-and-folks-wed-better-forget/2019/06/07/d4c0a13c-8945-11e9-98c1-e945ae5db8fb_story.html…
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  • Josh Kramer on The Nib
    The Census Adds the Citizenship Questionby Stats (aka Josh Kramer in this instance) June 7th, 2019https://thenib.com/the-census-adds-the-citizenship-question
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  • Meet a Local Cartoonist: A Chat with Sarah Boxer
    Boxer and Powder Washby Mike RhodeEarlier this year, Sarah Boxer interviewed Jaime Hernandez at Politics and Prose bookstore. Until that evening, I had no idea that she lived in Washington (as she's a regular writer for New York-based publications),…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Jun 19, 2:18pm -
  • The Post reviews Secret Life of Pets 2
    'The Secret Life of Pets 2': Not a good dog, but an okay one [in print as This animated sequel isn't a dog, but it does have some fleas]By Kristen Page-Kirby Washington Post June 7 2019, p. Weekend 23https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/mo…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 5:32pm -
  • Washington reviews of the last X-Men movie
    Dark Phoenix is the Disappointing End of an X-Men Era [in print as Ashes to Ashes].The franchise tries the Dark Phoenix Saga once again. Alan Zilberman Washington City Paper June 7, 2019 p. 19online at ht…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 3:23pm -
  • Cavna talks to the Oatmeal
    Cartoonist Matthew Inman will step away from the Oatmeal after his latest — and possibly final — book By Michael Cavna Washington Post June 6 2019 https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2019/06/06/cartoonist-mat…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Jun 19, 2:12am -
  • The Post on Peanuts and D-Day
    How Snoopy helped us remember D-Day By Blake Scott BallWashington Post June 6  2019 https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/06/how-snoopy-saved-d-day/
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 6:12pm -
  • Joshua Luna interviewed at The Beat
    Joshua Luna Explains Why He Took to Twitter About Image Refusing to Publish His New Book06/03/2019 11:30 am by Samantha Puc https://www.comicsbeat.com/joshua-luna-americanizasian-image-comics/
    - 13 days ago, 6 Jun 19, 1:16pm -

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Congress Heights On the Rise


@TheAdvoc8te

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  • Hello, World.
    I spent nearly the entire day outside. It was gorgeous. Not a cloud in the sky. I have this garden that needs a good deal of work since I neglected it beginning around July of last year. Maybe late June. Anyway, the neglect included not really cuttin…
    - 25 Apr 16, 12:46am -
  • Hello, Again.
    I've been struggling for a good long time on whether or not I cared to blog anymore. Odd as it may seem this blog sitting on a server somewhere, written from anywhere, read - if at all - from anywhere, represents a very personal connection to a very…
    - 16 Jan 14, 2:59pm -
  • Reading Newspaper Comments on the Internet Can Turn You into an Elitist
    You would think that one the internet would do would be separate the knuckle draggers from the somewhat more evolved. After all, one has to be literate and moderately coordinated to type words into a browser. However, a simple perusal of the comments…
    - 15 May 13, 5:05am -
  • And now for a new journey into the unexpected.
    Somewhere along the lines of fifteen years ago and perhaps more, perhaps 18 years ago, I was approached at my old university about the possibilities of doing an online course.Online education was in its infancy, at least at major universities (I'm no…
    - 13 May 13, 4:39pm -
  • MOOCs and Their Discontents, Part 1: Financial Winners and Losers
    Anyone who deals with higher education has heard of MOOCs -- pronounced exactly like the ethnic slur, but spelled differently -- and the controversy surrounding their emergence, dissemination, and utilization. The Massive Open Online Course promises…
    - 10 May 13, 4:58pm -
  • Twentieth Century Southern Literature...so many choices but not so many weeks.
    I'm putting together a syllabus for 20th Century Southern Literature. I've never been immersed in a heavily concentrated bath of southern angst, depression, and morbid obsession with family honor, but I've read my share of William Faulkner and Flanne…
    - 30 Apr 13, 2:47am -
  • Novels You Shouldn't Teach in Introductory Literature Courses, Vol 1: Melville's The Confidence-Man
    A little while ago I decided I would mix things up and get away from the tried and true Benito Cereno in my American literature survey. Benito Cereno is an eminently teachable text, with its 3rd person limited omniscient narrator keeping us intereste…
    - 24 Apr 13, 7:57pm -
  • Hello, Old Friend, Once Again.
    I have taken a break, more or less, from blogging over the past few years. Sure, I had some spurts of energy where I blogged for a month or two on a fairly regular basis, but nothing sustained beyond that...I couldn't even get terribly fired up for t…
    - 24 Apr 13, 3:03am -
  • Save your powder.
    The smoke still hasn't cleared from the latest showdown over the Fast and the Furious issue. Congressman Issa, who's no stranger to illegal activity, who from the outset vowed to investigate the Obama Administration even before any wrongdoing had bee…
    - 21 Jun 12, 3:28pm -
  • Once again, it's been a while.
    I might try another crack at keeping this blog going. I have many good memories of the years past when I began writing in order to avoid writing things I was supposed to write.It's a good season. Politics are going to be front and center for the next…
    - 14 Mar 12, 1:43pm -
  • Dispatches from the asylum
    As expected, New Hampshire went solidly for Romney, with two libertarians placing and showing. The race's social conservatives didn't fare to well (although if you count Ron Paul's racism as social conservatism, you could say that certain types of so…
    - 11 Jan 12, 7:11am -
  • 2012. Can you smell it yet?
    I am so absolutely delighted in the opening of Primary Season with the wacky Iowa Caucuses. Iowa is the heartland, which is more a concept than a reality, since Iowa is more cornfield than courthouse, whose demographics hardly reflect the United Stat…
    - 4 Jan 12, 6:25am -
  • The uncanny.
    This Saturday Penn State takes the field for the first time since 1949 without Paterno as a member of the coaching staff. The trustees made the right decision in removing him immediately from the team. However, for any Penn Stater under 50, the sight…
    - 10 Nov 11, 5:02pm -
  • Sad.
    Busy dealing with the Penn State scandal right now.Eight victims in the indictment and a possible ninth coming forward. There will be more. What a horrific experience for them. Absolutely devastated. It's going to be a clean sweep in the football pro…
    - 8 Nov 11, 7:35pm -
  • Recapping college football gameday.
    I went 7-3 on my predictions. I'm particularly proud of picking the Georgia Tech upset of Clemson, although I got dogged on a few of my Big 10 picks...Michigan State must have sent the squad that played Notre Dame to play Nebraska, because they got s…
    - 30 Oct 11, 3:57am -
  • It only gets better...
    David Stern has announced that NBA games are now cancelled through the end of November.Sure we've endured floods, hurricanes, bizarre snowstorms, and Fox News, but this news makes up for all of that.  Now there's something to give thanks for this Th…
    - 29 Oct 11, 11:54am -
  • College football preview for this Halloween weekend.
    Let's take a quick look at the Big 10 matchups this weekend.The marquee matchup is probably #11 Michigan State v. #14 Nebraska. After Michigan State's win over Wisconsin last week, they may be in for a let down in Lincoln. However, I think Michigan S…
    - 29 Oct 11, 2:45am -
  • Still no excuses.
    I'm sure the right-wing readers of the Washington Post -- and there are a surprising many of them, judging from the racist comments on the article discussion boards -- will be wailing about today's article about Black fans embracing the nearly local…
    - 27 Oct 11, 2:30pm -
  • On grading.
    I am wading through student assignments, trying to finalize grades for a half-semester course I've been teaching. It's not my favorite thing in the world, but it's necessary, since apparently students expect grades back for the work they've submitted…
    - 24 Oct 11, 6:41am -
  • As predictions go...
    My NCAA football predictions yesterday were less than stellar. Let's see what I predicted:1. PSU v. Northwestern. I weaseled around this game and didn't make a prediction. PSU won.2. Wisconsin v. Michigan State. I picked Wisconsin. I picked a solid W…
    - 23 Oct 11, 3:18pm -
  • And now a post about NCAA football.
    Today looks to be an interesting day in college football.In the most important game of the day, Penn State travels to Northwestern in only their third road game of the season. They've beaten Temple and Indiana on the road, but both wins were lacklust…
    - 22 Oct 11, 10:48am -
  • Still not missing you at all...
    I love the NBA lockout.If any sport could disappear from the American landscape, the one that would do the most good simply to go away would be professional basketball.Remember, I'm talking sports here. While it would certainly do our nation a favor…
    - 22 Oct 11, 12:00am -
  • Storytime.
    The Republican Party certainly has no monopoly on scoundrels and liars, but it's always nice to be reminded that they do seem to have the most shameless scoundrels and liars. Now Marco Rubio's family story of his parents fleeing Cuba in the wake of C…
    - 21 Oct 11, 12:37pm -
  • The Washington Post: If you don't get it, sometimes you write for it.
    Anne Applebaum has a piece in today's Post that goes a long way toward highlighting the real problem of the supposed "liberal media": they stop at corporate liberalism and think that they represent the limits of rational thinking.In her critique of t…
    - 18 Oct 11, 2:18pm -
  • No harm, no foul.
    The cancelation of the first two weeks of the NBA season is great news, because it will keep armchair athletes off the courts for at least that long. You can always tell when the NBA starts up by the sudden influx of no-talent ballers, looking like l…
    - 11 Oct 11, 11:07am -

Counting My Pennies

  • 2018 Financial Roundup and Net Worth Update

    2018 Financial Roundup and Net Worth Update

    This year has been an expensive year for me – some things I planned for, other things fairly unexpected. The big planned-for expense was a family trip to Europe. We’ve been planning and saving for this trip for over two years.  And it was worth…
    - 17 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • Protect Your Stuff – Create a Home Inventory

    Protect Your Stuff – Create a Home Inventory

    This past week, a neighbor’s home caught fire, and while it wasn’t a total loss, there was quite a bit of damage done to their home.  They will be out of the house for quite some time while repairs are being made, and one of the things they have…
    - 10 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • LuLaRoe Lawsuit – Company and Owners being sued for $49 Million

    LuLaRoe Lawsuit – Company and Owners being sued for $49 Million

    On November 29, Providence Industries, LLC (a company doing business under the name MyDyer), sued LuLaRoe and its owners for almost $49 Million.  This is one of the biggest indications we’ve had that LuLaRoe, a known Multi-Level Marketing company…
    - 3 Dec 18, 11:00am -
  • Which Payment App Should I Use?

    Which Payment App Should I Use?

    For a long time, it seemed like PayPal was the primary way to electronically transfer money to your friends.  Nowadays, there are a lot of different companies offering what seems like a similar service.  So which one should you use? PayPal PayPal i…
    - 26 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • How do I know if a Charity is Real?

    How do I know if a Charity is Real?

    With the holiday season and the end of year approaching, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in requests from charities.  It seems like everyone’s looking for a donation right now – and it is true that charities rely on donations to do their wor…
    - 19 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Don’t Fall Into the Comparison Trap

    Don’t Fall Into the Comparison Trap

    I have talked before about how I’m a hobby triathlete.  I occasionally do well in my races, but I’m far from professional and certainly unlikely to win any races.  I’m in a few different triathlon groups, both local organizations and online,…
    - 12 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • 9 Easy Ways to Increase Profits If You Own a Rental Home

    9 Easy Ways to Increase Profits If You Own a Rental Home

    Boosting profits on your rental home is one of the easiest ways to make more money. It’s not difficult to implement. In fact, you may read these ideas and wonder why you weren’t doing it all along! Here are 9 of the fastest ways I have found to i…
    - 8 Nov 18, 4:24am -
  • Financial Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot

    Financial Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot

    Flu Season is upon us.  Have you gotten a flu shot?  Why not? Some people do have valid reasons to avoid the flu shot – they may be immunosuppressed, have had a bad reaction to the shot before, or have other conditions that have lead their doctor…
    - 5 Nov 18, 11:00am -
  • Prepare Now for Black Friday

    Prepare Now for Black Friday

    We’re quickly heading into November, which means the approach of the holiday season.  There are already Christmas decorations up in the stores!  And soon, we will begin to see ads for Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year! On Black F…
    - 29 Oct 18, 10:00am -
  • What to Do If You Forget to File Taxes

    What to Do If You Forget to File Taxes

    What to Do If You Forget to File Taxes I am not sure how you would forget to file taxes, but if you do, there are steps to remedy the offense. Here is a rundown of what to do if you have indeed forgotten to file taxes or were thinking of skipping out…
    - 23 Oct 18, 6:16pm -

@Countmypennies

Crazylanea

  • Birdsong–A Blogger’s Silent Poetry Reading
    This year, I celebrate Imbolc with a new song of my own.  Birdsong The Raven’s eye sees everything, From winter’s death to birth of spring, He favors neither slave nor king But Bran’s own blessed singers. Broad wings beat the air in flight As…
    - 1 Feb 19, 10:41am -
  • Lightning Round

    Lightning Round

    I’ve been working away on dozens of little projects, and then a million things happened at once.  I’m still processing.  I wrote a new song, and I love it.  It started out on a very different path than it eventually carved for itself.   I we…
    - 31 Jan 19, 10:58am -
  • Irish postcards

    Irish postcards

    My linen quilt is finished and wound up being a great project for learning. Because I worked primarily with linen garment scraps, my color selection was decidedly different from the quilt I based this project on. I pieced via serger, which is guarant…
    - 4 Nov 18, 1:54pm -
  • The Saga of this ludicrous coat: an Arts and Sciences entry

    The Saga of this ludicrous coat: an Arts and Sciences entry

    I went to a local SCA event yesterday called “The Wild Hunt.”  They had a pair of A&S competitions, one of which intrigued me. “Best fix” was all about a correction or repair, and this coat fit the bill perfectly. My partner Alherin began us…
    - 15 Oct 18, 12:29am -
  • Competitions
    I’ve never been wild about competitions, particularly Bardic competitions, because of a myriad of reasons.  We all do things differently; we have different styles and time-periods that interest us; we focus more or less on spoken or sung pieces; f…
    - 31 May 18, 10:07am -
  • Fatten your animal for sacrifice, poet,
    “Fatten your animal for sacrifice, poet,  but keep your muse slender. —” Καλλίμαχος/Callimachus 310/305–240 BC Scholar at the Library of Alexandria
    - 11 May 18, 10:52am -
  • Orion Dead [Artemis speaks]
    Orion Dead H.D. 1886-1961 [Artemis speaks] The cornel-trees uplift from the furrows, the roots at their bases strike lower through the barley-sprays. So arise and face me. I am poisoned with the rage of song. I once pierced the flesh of the wild-deer…
    - 2 May 18, 1:00am -
  • Eating Poetry
    Eating Poetry by Mark Strand   Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry.   The librarian does not believe what she sees. Her eyes are sad and she walks with her hands in her dress.   The poe…
    - 19 Apr 18, 1:12am -
  • I envy them their public love
    “I envy them their public love. I myself have only known it in secret, shared it in secret and longed, aw longed to show it—to be able to say out loud what they have no need to say at all: That I have loved only you, surrendered my whole self re…
    - 6 Apr 18, 1:05am -
  • The Song of Wandering Aengus
    The Song of Wandering Aengus William Butler Yeats I went out to the hazel wood, Because a fire was in my head, And cut and peeled a hazel wand, And hooked a berry to a thread; And when white moths were on the wing, And moth-like stars were flickering…
    - 6 Apr 18, 12:59am -

@Crazylanea

Crazy Mokes

  • Craft / Art Show Advice

    Craft / Art Show Advice

    My niece is applying to her first art/craft show this summer and her mom asked if I had any advice or tips for her. I sat down and this is what vomited out of my brain. I thought I’d post it here too for anyone who’d like to read it. Please note…
    - 19 Apr 17, 5:56pm -
  • Show Life & a change of direction

    Show Life & a change of direction

    I don’t do nearly as many shows as some artists do. I re-met some friends at a show in Steamboat Springs this weekend who do 35 shows a year. (35!!!!) This year, I think I did 3. It was a pretty light year. Last year, my heaviest year, I did 7 or 8…
    - 23 Aug 16, 6:07pm -
  • Summer 2015 shows and events plus PURPLE HAIR
    My kids have been out of school for about 2 weeks now. Now that they’re older (11 and 13) it’s not so daunting as it used to be, but it definitely does take a toll on my studio hours. There are pools that need to be swum in! Skating at rinks to d…
    - 11 Jun 15, 4:47pm -
  • Graduated Jens Pind Necklace Tutorial/Guideline
    I have had several requests on how to make a graduated Jens Pind necklace, to go along with my graduated Jens Pind earrings. Well, the wait is over! This video is not a “tutorial” really, more like guidelines. If you need to know how to weave Jen…
    - 19 Feb 15, 12:42am -
  • A doggie love story

    A doggie love story

    First of all, to all 2 of you reading this, don’t freak out that I actually wrote and posted something. I am as SHOCKED as you are! I should really do better.. maybe this will be the start to a new era of blogging. Just don’t hold your breath. So…
    - 29 Oct 14, 2:55pm -
  • 3xR & THAW weeks 2-4
    Well! Here it is February! And I still need to post each weeks piece for 3xR & THAW2014 challenges! So here we go– just going to bust these guys out. This cute little guy was a sample piece I stamped when experimenting for a piece in silver. I like…
    - 4 Feb 14, 4:51am -
  • Video Tutorial: Japanese 12 in 2, Enso and Shenandoah
    Wahoo! New FREE video tutorial going on! This one is probably the one I should have done about a zillion years ago. Shenandoah is my best selling chainmaille kit – the pendant, earrings, and bracelet. I have a photo tutorial for the pendant/earring…
    - 31 Jan 14, 10:12pm -
  • Reminiscing.. and gushing about Frozen
    Look! It’s Tuesday and I’m writing again! I also managed to put up a new banner. The old one said “Summer 2013 — seeing as how it’s January of 2014…. a little overdue! After I posted yesterday, I got caught up in looking through my old bl…
    - 29 Jan 14, 5:47pm -
  • New Banner

    New Banner

    Here it is: Would you like to see all the banners I’ve ever done ever? Here ya go! Copyright © 2019 crazymokes. This Feed is for personal non-commercial use only. If you are not reading this material in your news aggregator, the site you are looki…
    - 28 Jan 14, 9:58am -
  • New Years Challenge – 3xR-1/52 & THAW2014-1
    So it’s the end of January, and I have not posted at all on my blog. Doh! One of my new years resolutions was that I would try to do so more. Better late than never, right? Another resolution I made was to make more jewelry. Not only MAKE it — bu…
    - 27 Jan 14, 5:24pm -

Curls Studio


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  • Recap: NCSFest and National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards Weekend 2019

    Recap: NCSFest and National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards Weekend 2019

    Earlier this month I attended the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards weekend (May 17-19). This was my forth Reubens appearance -- and my first that included attending the board member meeting. I had previously been to Pittsburgh in 2013, Wash…
    - 20 days ago, 30 May 19, 7:30pm -
  • Inaugural NCSFest in Huntington Beach, CA

    Inaugural NCSFest in Huntington Beach, CA

    I will be making my first west coast comics appearance at The National Cartoonists Society's inaugural NCSFest, a celebration of comics and cartoon art from all over the world. Based on the comic art festivals that are hugely popular in Europe, the f…
    - 36 days ago, 14 May 19, 2:44pm -
  • This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day
    View this post on InstagramA post shared by Carolyn Belefski (@carolynbelefski) on Apr 30, 2019 at 2:36pm PDTSaturday, May 4, 2019 is free Comic Book Day! Curls Studio will be appearing at The Amazing Comic Shop in Fairfax, VA (near George Mason Un…
    - 49 days ago, 1 May 19, 6:15pm -
  • Recap: Awesome Con 2019

    Recap: Awesome Con 2019

    As I write this, it’s the day after Awesome Con… and I’m exhausted from all the AWESOME events that happened at Awesome Con! Before the show started, it was exciting to read the press coverage. The Washington Post gave a shoutout to my kids…
    - 51 days ago, 29 Apr 19, 8:07pm -
  • Awesome Con is April 26 - 29, 2019

    Awesome Con is April 26 - 29, 2019

    We hope you can join us April 26-29, 2019 for the seventh edition of Awesome Con at the DC Convention Center. Curls Studio will be located at table R12 in Artist Alley all three days. View the map above where the purple pulse signal circles are so yo…
    - 56 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 8:20pm -
  • Black Magic Tales published in Magic Bullet #18
    Magic Bullet, a large format comics anthology newspaper based out of the Washington, DC area, has published our latest Black Magic Tales story in issue #18, written by Joe Carabeo and illustrated by Carolyn Belefski. View this post on Instagram A pos…
    - 64 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 9:35pm -

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  • Recap: Curls Studio's Year of 2018
    View this post on Instagram Top Nine Time! From the looks of it you like the looks of me, me visiting museums and presenting my work at conventions -- but, hey, at least one cartoon I drew made it in! Hoping for more cartoon "likes" in the future.…
    - 27 Feb 19, 6:04pm -
  • Black Magic Tales published in Magic Bullet #17

    Black Magic Tales published in Magic Bullet #17

    A few months ago Magic Bullet, a large format comics anthology newspaper based out of the Washington, DC area, published our latest Black Magic Tales story in issue #17. Many people were able to pick up this edition at Small Press Expo earlier this…
    - 7 Nov 18, 7:18pm -
  • Cartoon Art Exhibition at Ridgetop Coffee and Tea Gallery

    Cartoon Art Exhibition at Ridgetop Coffee and Tea Gallery

    View this post on Instagram Big thanks to my friend Danny for helping me put up part of my art show featuring "Curls" comic strips at the beautiful @ridgetopcoffee in Sterling, Virginia. ☕ Prints and original art are available for purchase direct…
    - 5 Nov 18, 6:56pm -
  • Inktober 2018: Dessert Desert Creatures

    Inktober 2018: Dessert Desert Creatures

    Every October, artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carolyn Belefski (@carolynbelefski) on Sep 12, 2018 at 6:56pm PDTI'm realiz…
    - 25 Oct 18, 8:53pm -
  • Designing Film Titles: Process, Rough, Daisy

    Designing Film Titles: Process, Rough, Daisy

    Last Tuesday, October 16, 2018 we celebrated two award nominations for the Joe Carabeo film "Process" during Pitch To Screen at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. I had a great time hanging out with true creatives and…
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  • Recap and Photos: Cartoonists Draw Blood - American Red Cross Blood Drive 2018

    Recap and Photos: Cartoonists Draw Blood - American Red Cross Blood Drive 2018

    On October 20, 2018, the Washington, DC chapter of National Cartoonists Society had our sixth annual "Cartoonists Draw Blood" blood drive event with the American Red Cross. Thanks to all the cartoonists who donated their time and talents: Eric Gord…
    - 22 Oct 18, 4:04pm -
  • Cartoonists Draw Blood is expanding to NYC in 2018

    Cartoonists Draw Blood is expanding to NYC in 2018

    I've been working behind-the-scenes throughout the year trying to connect National Cartoonists Society chapter chairs with the correct American Red Cross representative connection in their region to expand “Cartoonists Draw Blood” events beyond W…
    - 19 Oct 18, 4:00pm -
  • Cartoonists Draw Blood is this Saturday, October 20, 2018

    Cartoonists Draw Blood is this Saturday, October 20, 2018

    The Washington, DC chapter of the National Cartoonists Society is organizing the 6th annual blood drive in Washington, DC featuring several local cartoonists drawing for American Red Cross blood donors -- "Cartoonists Draw Blood" will be celebrated…
    - 17 Oct 18, 7:53pm -
  • Recap: WeDC Fest 2018

    Recap: WeDC Fest 2018

    On Thursday, September 27, 2018  from 11AM to noon Curls Studio was invited to speak at the first-ever WeDC Fest at the National Union Building in Washington, DC.WeDC Fest was a three day conference (September 26-28) for the innovators, entrepreneu…
    - 8 Oct 18, 3:23pm -
  • New York Comic Con 2018 - Booth 1162 on the Show Floor

    New York Comic Con 2018 - Booth 1162 on the Show Floor

    You can find Curls Studio ALL FOUR DAYS (October 4-7) of New York Comic Con 2018 at Small Press, Booth 1162. Please say hello and introduce yourself!I'll also be signing at National Cartoonists Society Booth 304 on Thursday from 1-4PM, but the rest…
    - 2 Oct 18, 2:27pm -
  • Recap: Baltimore Comic-Con 2018

    Recap: Baltimore Comic-Con 2018

    Curls Studio continued to make memories at Baltimore Comic-Con 2018 this past weekend. I got to participate in the Baltimore Comic-Con Yearbook, celebrating creators appearing at this year’s show. This year’s book of art featured interpretations…
    - 1 Oct 18, 4:18pm -
  • Baltimore Comic-Con is September 28-30, 2018

    Baltimore Comic-Con is September 28-30, 2018

    Baltimore Comic-Con 2018Visit Curls Studio at Table 3014 in Kids Love Comics Friday, September 28 -- 1:00 PM - 7:00 PMSaturday, September 29 -- 10:00 AM - 7:00 PMSunday, September 30 -- 10:00 AM - 5:00 PMVisit Curls Studio at Baltimore Comic-Con in…
    - 28 Sep 18, 5:01pm -
  • Small Press Expo is September 15-16, 2018

    Small Press Expo is September 15-16, 2018

    Small Press ExpoVisit Curls Studio at Table E4Saturday, September 15 -- 11:00 AM - 7:00 PMSunday, September 16 -- Noon - 6:00 PMMarriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center5701 Marinelli RoadNorth Bethesda, Maryland 20852Admission: Saturday $15…
    - 10 Sep 18, 7:45pm -
  • Recap: Fairfax Comic Con 2018

    Recap: Fairfax Comic Con 2018

    Curls Studio had a great time exhibiting at the first-ever Fairfax Comic Con at Dulles Expo Center. I enjoyed getting asked to create art for the show featuring the Fairfax Fox show mascot (also worked in sister show Tidewater Comicon's Shark mascot…
    - 27 Aug 18, 4:20pm -
  • Fairfax Comic Con is August 25-26, 2018

    Fairfax Comic Con is August 25-26, 2018

    Please join us for the first-ever Fairfax Comic Con at Dulles Expo Center on August 25-26, 2018. Curls Studio will be at Table 221 selling original art and new books (some publicly unannounced specials).I will also be signing exclusive prints the sho…
    - 16 Aug 18, 2:26pm -
  • Cartoonapalooza is this Sunday in Philadelphia

    Cartoonapalooza is this Sunday in Philadelphia

    Hi! I will be in Philadelphia, PA this Sunday, May 27, 2018 from 1 to 4PM for Cartoonapalooza -- a free public event hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia! Hope to see you there.Parkway Central Library (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Par…
    - 10 Jul 18, 4:26pm -
  • 2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Nominations

    2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards Nominations

    Excited to see two projects I worked on nominated for Best Anthology in the 2018 Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards -- Mine! (ComicMix) and Magic Bullet. Voting on the final ballot is restricted to comic book industry creative community. We fin…
    - 10 Jul 18, 4:19pm -
  • Recap: National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards Weekend 2018

    Recap: National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards Weekend 2018

    Last month I attended the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Awards weekend (May 25-27). This was my third Reubens appearance -- and my first as a national board member. I had previously been to Pittsburgh (2013 recap here) and Washington, DC (2015…
    - 13 Jun 18, 3:32pm -
  • This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day

    This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day

    Saturday, May 5, 2018 is free Comic Book Day! Curls Studio will be appearing at The Amazing Comic Shop in Fairfax, VA (near George Mason University). As the name implies, Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book specialty sho…
    - 1 May 18, 7:29pm -

@CarolynBelefski

Cycle Jerk

  • RIP Tom Palermo

    RIP Tom Palermo

    The DC area lost a good one.Thomas Palermo, a senior Johns Hopkins Hospital software engineer recalled as a master bike frame builder, died Saturday after he was struck by a vehicle while cycling in the 5700 block of Roland Ave. He was 41 and lived i…
    - 31 Dec 14, 4:18pm -
  • Thank You Sprocket Man!

    Thank You Sprocket Man!

    My daughter just attended a safety demonstration put on by Montgomery County. I have to give the county props, they sent a ladder truck and an ambulance to show off to six little girls. Way to go big MC. As fun as it was for the girls I think the rea…
    - 30 Oct 14, 7:07pm -
  • Smell The Glove

    Smell The Glove

    I just saw this on Instructables and am all a flutter. I'm not very experienced with making electronic gadgets but this seems pretty easy to do and extremely useful. Yellow LEDS on the back of this index seems like a nice ways to say "Hey friends, I…
    - 22 Oct 14, 11:31pm -
  • What I Do In Whistler

    What I Do In Whistler

    This video is pretty good. I've never been to Whistler but I imagine my trip being a mix of the first and last segments. Bonus Girvin sighting! What I Do In Whistler from nsmb.com on Vimeo.
    - 14 Aug 14, 2:38pm -
  • Road Bike Road Rage: Happy Ending

    Road Bike Road Rage: Happy Ending

    This morning I woke up in the middle of a shitty dream. Not a nightmare mind you but a real pile of shit. This was not a good way to set the day in motion. I was in a crappy mood at breakfast. I had less than the usual amount of patients with my girl…
    - 5 Aug 14, 1:46pm -
  • The Big Question: What Kind Of Bike Should I Get?

    The Big Question: What Kind Of Bike Should I Get?

    I think I have an average amount of friends, family and acquaintances. I'm not going to count them because I don't care and you sure as hell don't. It's probably a fair amount of people. I thought about this number just now to illustrate the point th…
    - 4 Aug 14, 8:08pm -
  • I'm A Sucker For A Good Infographic

    I'm A Sucker For A Good Infographic

    or two...
    - 11 Jul 14, 1:46pm -
  • MacAskill Solo Ride

    MacAskill Solo Ride

    I like Danny MacAskill. He talks funny... he bikes funny too.Here's my favorite of his videos.Quick note: The Jezabels, who do the second song on this video will be in DC at the Rock and Roll Hotel on June 18th. Should be pretty good.
    - 22 May 14, 5:21pm -
  • Xtracycle: Always Pepared

    Xtracycle: Always Pepared

    I'm always ready to haul.
    - 16 May 14, 3:05pm -
  • Morel Mushrooms And A Bike

    Morel Mushrooms And A Bike

    I found tonight's dinner at lunch today! These yellow morels like to pop up where dead Elm Trees can be found usually near Tulip Poplars. Remember, when you see a mushroom in the woods you are only seeing the fruit of a massive mycelial(?) network. …
    - 6 May 14, 7:19pm -
  • Girvin Sighting!

    Girvin Sighting!

    I saw this proflex on Sunday. The legends are true, mine isn't the last one. This is a Yuba Mundo with a copper sissy bar. Very cool.
    - 6 May 14, 12:18am -
  • Bike To Work Day 2014

    Bike To Work Day 2014


    - 30 Apr 14, 3:53pm -
  • CamelBak Relay Review

    CamelBak Relay Review

    It's no secret, I a fan of quite a few of CamelBak's products. Not all, but quite a few. A little while ago I was lucky enough to receive a CamelBak Relay to test out. The Relay is Camelbak's first venture into the home water filtration market and it…
    - 23 Apr 14, 6:59pm -
  • Xtracycle Sighting

    Xtracycle Sighting

    I saw this long bike in Silver Spring over the weekend. Props for making a sissy bar out of the footsies. I never considered putting a bar on the back like that. When my girls are big enough I'll have to follow suit.
    - 11 Mar 14, 12:53am -
  • Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should

    Just Because You Can, Doesn't Mean You Should

    Contrary to the frequency of my posts as of late, I bike to work quite often.  On Monday I saw a dude on a tall bike cruising down Georgia Ave (a major artery just north of DC) in rush hour traffic. I should point out that this section of Georgia Av…
    - 4 Dec 13, 6:10pm -
  • Kick Start: Buca Boot

    Kick Start: Buca Boot

    I'm more of an extracycle, carry 3 hay bales kinda guy but I'm not gonna lie, well designed bike solutions make me randy. I wonder if I could put that on a front rack? 
    - 21 Oct 13, 4:35pm -
  • The Armstrong Lie

    The Armstrong Lie

    I'm so numb to this story but I'll have to watch it anyway. I hope it's in 3D.
    - 9 Oct 13, 2:46pm -
  • Furlough Merlot - Shutdown Chardonnay

    Furlough Merlot - Shutdown Chardonnay

    I threw this together for all my non-essential feds out there. You know who you are.After that this seems pretty obvious.
    - 2 Oct 13, 10:15pm -
  • No Bike Parking

    No Bike Parking

     I arrived at the office today to find this sign in my bike parking space.I'm pretty sure I know who it was as I was fucking with this person pretty good yesterday. Below is my response.Nobody tows a cops bike.
    - 18 Sep 13, 4:06pm -
  • Father's Day Haulings

    Father's Day Haulings

    I spent my father's day running errands with the kids. We went to the pool and then the grocery store. The XtraTrucker handled the load with ease. The only sketchy moment was when my youngest decided it was fun to throw her weight from side to side t…
    - 17 Jun 13, 4:01pm -
  • "They're Just F*ckin Bikes Lady" - Jon Stewart

    "They're Just F*ckin Bikes Lady" - Jon Stewart


    - 7 Jun 13, 5:30pm -
  • NYC Bike Share: A Begrimination!

    NYC Bike Share: A Begrimination!

    It's not often (well sadly it is) that an oped comes along that is so utterly shittastic that all one has to do is quote it to render the piece useless. Thankfully BSNYC has the shittastic stomping skills to do slightly more.
    - 4 Jun 13, 2:03pm -
  • Bike To Work Day 2013

    Bike To Work Day 2013

    I usually try and make it to the Bethesda pit stop but this year I made it to Silver Spring while taking my daughter to school.We were running late and the guy with the camera caught me off guard so I did a good amount of blathering.Meanwhile, three…
    - 22 May 13, 7:52pm -
  • Awesome Is As Awesome Does.

    Awesome Is As Awesome Does.


    - 10 May 13, 2:13pm -
  • RIP - Jeff Hanneman

    RIP - Jeff Hanneman

    Like biking, Slayer is one of those rare things in life that's just as much fun now as it was when I was a kid. RIP - Jeff Hanneman "Slayer is devastated to inform that their bandmate and brother, Jeff Hanneman, passed away at about 11AM this mornin…
    - 3 May 13, 3:13pm -

@Cyclejerk

Carry on Curry


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  • Revisiting Busch Beer

    Revisiting Busch Beer

    Every specially marked Outdoors case of Busch Beer you buy until Dec. 31 will help Busch and the National Forest Foundation plant more trees, as a portion of the proceeds from the sales go directly to the National Forest Foundation. The packaging de…
    - 25 Nov 18, 10:15pm -
  • Visit Nimes, France on your way to India

    Visit Nimes, France on your way to India


    - 2 Jun 18, 10:24pm -
  • A 6th Grader's Restaurant Review : Rasa Restaurant at DC's Navy Yard - National's Park Neighborhood

    A 6th Grader's Restaurant Review : Rasa Restaurant at DC's Navy Yard - National's Park Neighborhood

    I live in Potomac,Maryland. A small unincorporated community, northwest of DC, I am a man who likes Indian food, I mean I grew up with it and all.Then, there was the day, where my dad’s lifelong friend, invited us to a  food gathering for their ne…
    - 30 May 18, 1:05pm -
  • We know where you Ate Lunch!!

    We know where you Ate Lunch!!

    Best Eats Near Chinatown-DCFrom the Midwest to the Middle East try our Eats!Farmers and DistillersMatchBoxRerenCircaShouk
    - 7 Apr 18, 6:58pm -
  • Penny's Top 5 Places to Eat in Gallery Place/Chinatown

    Penny's Top 5 Places to Eat in Gallery Place/Chinatown

    Top 5 Places to Eat in Gallery Place/Chinatown Thinking about where to take your friends or family who are in town for the Cherry Blossoms, and need a break from the tourist scene? We know it can be stressful trying to organize for a group especiall…
    - 7 Apr 18, 6:56pm -
  • Brandon's Top 5 Places For Quick Lunches Near Georgetown SCS

    Brandon's Top 5 Places For Quick Lunches Near Georgetown SCS

    Top 5 Places For Quick Lunches Near Georgetown School of Continuing StudiesDevon & Blakely Yelp 3.5 StarsGoogle Reviews 4.214 Why it’s great: Quick, Convenient, Variety of Soup and SandwichesWhat influencers say:How Devon & Blakely works: Choose yo…
    - 7 Apr 18, 6:54pm -

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@carryoncurry

Charlie Davis

  • FAIR is once again unfair to the Syrian people

    FAIR is once again unfair to the Syrian people

    - 1 Oct 15, 11:32am -
  • The criminalization of poverty
    I didn't used to see tents when I moved to Koreatown two years ago, but when the city of Los Angeles revealed that there's been an 85 percent increase in people living in such makeshift shelters during that time I thought: Yup, I've seen it -- fir…
    - 25 Jul 15, 6:25pm -
  • The market finds a way to make the job search more terrible
    The only thing that sucks more than having a job is not having but needing one -- and as I note in my latest piece for The Baffler, there are more people looking for work than there is work to offer, a fact those with the power to hire and fire have…
    - 18 Jul 15, 12:57am -
  • On the killing of Ezell Ford and the impotence of civilian review boards
    The Los Angeles Police Commission said the two LAPD officers who in August 2015 shot and killed an unarmed, mentally man named Ezell Ford acted improperly -- and I wrote about how that doesn't mean a whole lot, unfortunately, given that the commis…
    - 15 Jun 15, 10:43pm -
  • Protests and prisons
    Last month, I attended a protest outside a Nestlé water-bottling facility in South Los Angeles and spoke to a woman in an orangutan mask who objects to the world's largest food and beverage company profiting from the out-of-state sale of drought-…
    - 5 Jun 15, 9:00pm -
  • A review of 'Syrian Notebooks'
    I read and then wrote things about journalist Jonathan Littell's account of his trip to Syria in January 2012. Read those things at Inter Press Service.
    - 18 May 15, 6:20pm -
  • From Argentina to Iraq: I have an opinion
    I had two pieces published recently by Inter Press Service: One is (nominally) a review of Muhammad Idrees Ahmad's new book seeking to explain why the United States invaded Iraq; the other, co-authored with IPS's DC bureau chief, Jim Lobe, is a respo…
    - 7 May 15, 11:54pm -
  • Hillary the Hawk
    Medea Benajamin and I make the anti-imperialist case for Hillary Clinton. Or do we? Guess you'll have to read it.
    - 23 Apr 15, 8:19pm -
  • What six weeks at Vice looks like
    Pieces I wrote:“America Helped Make the Islamic State,” by Charles Davis (August 12, 2014)“Israel's War on Palestine: It's Bad, but Is It 'Genocide'?” by Charles Davis (August 13, 2014)“A Reddit Thread Claims a Hookah Lounge in Los Angeles…
    - 23 Apr 15, 8:17pm -
  • Netanyahu, Sisi and Assad: Peas in a pod
    Israel:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu likened Hamas to al Qaeda, ISIS and other extremist Islamist groups Tuesday as he implored the international community to hold Palestinian militants responsible for the bloodshed in Gaza. Israel's…
    - 22 Apr 15, 8:03pm -
  • On claims in the Argentine media
    As a writer, it’s always nice to find that something you wrote did not just disappear into the worldwide abyss, but was actually read by someone – someone who liked it, even. So as I was sitting in my living room on Sunday night engaged in my…
    - 21 Apr 15, 2:41am -
  • Now accepting editor applications
    When you write for the same outlet for a year or two, you end up building a rapport with the editor you deal with, a relationship that, over time, makes it easier to get pitches accepted – or at the very least gets those pitches acknowledged. Wh…
    - 19 Apr 15, 11:00pm -
  • The week (so far) in links

    The week (so far) in links

    The New York Review of Books has a . . . review . . . of a book . . . about the 1939-1941 alliance between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Fun quote:“I know how much the German nation loves its Führer, I should therefore like to drink to his…
    - 17 Apr 15, 12:03am -
  • Saudi air strikes, backed by America, kill 38 civilians a day
    Saudi Arabia began bombing its neighbor, Yemen, on March 26, responding to a call from the country's unelected president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, for intervention to beat back a military campaign by Houthi rebels -- allied with former strongman an…
    - 13 Apr 15, 10:35pm -
  • All the news I feel like printing

    All the news I feel like printing

    "The Starving of Yarmouk, Then the Capture" After Bashar al-Assad’s regime spent nearly two years massacring Palestinians in Yarmouk camp, after regime bombardments destroyed nearly 70 percent of the camp, after thousands were arrested and tortured…
    - 11 Apr 15, 5:42pm -
  • On Russia, Ukraine and different brands of imperialism
    I spoke to a left-wing activist in Moscow about the state of the opposition in Russia, what's happening in Ukraine, and whether one form of imperialism can be an effective, desirable counter to another. You can read the transcript over at Salon.
    - 8 Apr 15, 2:56am -
  • Our terrible world, in links
    The United States may have pulled its personnel out of Yemen, but its allies are continuing its ignoble tradition of carrying out war crimes there from the cowardly comfort of a jet fighter. As The New York Times reports, "Apparent Saudi Strike Kil…
    - 5 Apr 15, 7:48pm -
  • The Iraqi State
    Reuters reports on the liberation of Tikrit:"They waved their knives in the air, to cheers from the crowd, and chanted: 'We will slaughter him. We will take revenge for Colonel Imad. We will slaughter him.' The policemen laid the Egyptian's head ove…
    - 4 Apr 15, 6:44pm -
  • In 2011, Syria 'did not know poverty'
    A delegation of old crackpot commies associated with the Workers World Party, for whom every despotic government is either "U.S.-backed and bad" or "not U.S.-backed, so actually good and even communist," recently travelled to Syria to commend dict…
    - 3 Apr 15, 5:00pm -
  • My journalism requires free alcohol
    My first reaction to journalist Ken Silverstein's piece in Politico on why he hated his last employer was: Thank the good lord I said “eh, no” when editors asked me to write something like this after leaving Vice, which in my self-serving defen…
    - 2 Apr 15, 8:57pm -
  • Cops get $4 million after killing black man
    In 2010, George Diego and Allan Corrales of the Los Angeles Police Department shot and killed an unarmed black man, Steven Eugene Washington. The case was one of several high-profile shootings that activists protesting under the auspices of “Bla…
    - 21 Mar 15, 8:11pm -
  • Is the CIA deliberately funding Al Qaeda?
    On March 14, The New York Times published an article entitled, "C.I.A. Cash Ended Up in Coffers of Al Qaeda," detailing how the government of Afghanistan used "a secret fund that the Central Intelligence Agency bankrolled" to help pay a $5 million ra…
    - 20 Mar 15, 6:36am -
  • This ain’t ‘anti-imperialism’

    This ain’t ‘anti-imperialism’

    Ah, 2003: When opposing imperialism meant opposing imperialism, not simply denying the existence of evil in the world or, worse yet, defending it as good and just. The warmongers' claim that opponents of invading and destroying Iraq were mere apologi…
    - 20 Mar 15, 12:55am -
  • From the killing fields to a prison cell
    "The next 5 to 10 years are going to be a shit show." That's what an attorney who represents military veterans with PTSD told me when I asked him about veterans treatment courts, which are intended to deal with the particular issues facing alleged…
    - 13 Mar 15, 7:37pm -
  • Against mugshots
    Photos of the state's latest catch don't belong in a free press, or so I argue in a piece for Truthout. Check it out.
    - 24 Feb 15, 1:57am -

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