Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Underside of DC

I’ve written about all the exciting things about living in the DC area. But there definitely is an underside. The first few weeks of this year we read in the Washington Post about daily killings in a neighboring county. The … Continue reading

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Environmental Film Festival

I stumbled upon an annual gem here in DC: a couple of weeks of environmental-themed films at venues throughout the area. There areĀ about 150 films screened at embassies, museums, government buildings and educational centers. I signed up to volunteer at … Continue reading

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Hint of Spring in DC

I enjoyed a delightful 7-mile stroll through the National Arboretum today with the local chapter of the Appalachian Mountain Club. Our Leader, Paul Elliott, has authored a book on 60 hikes within 60 miles of DC and he walks the … Continue reading

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DC on the Cheap

Washington, DC, like many large metro areas in the U.S., is absurdly expensive. I’ve audibly gasped when learning the cost of apartment rentals, cultural events and many services. But I’m now learning how to find some of the deals to … Continue reading

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