We hopped out of the city briefly on Saturday to hike Maryland’s Sugarloaf Mountain. It was gorgeous, and there’s a winery up there that’s not too shabby. There’s nothing like a good binge on fresh air to cap a week. Here’s a recap. Avengers: Age of Ultron I appreciated the ideas behind the dream sequences … Read moreDown from the mountain
I’m doing the smart thing this year and waiting for peak tourism to subside before seeing the cherry blossoms, even if it means missing peak bloom. We did hit the National Arboretum for the first time last week, though. Blooming flowers were scare, though the Korean azaleas were out – and the old sandstone Corinthian … Read moreBloomsweekend
I’ve been telling people for a while that there are reasons to be skeptical about D.C.’s new streetcars. But the fact is that the city has already encouraged a huge development rush along H Street, and the fact that the line hasn’t opened yet (and that public officials have implied it might not open at … Read moreWhere my head’s at
D.C. has some tough issues on its plate right now. Here are few that I looked at over the last week: 3 ongoing stories that will determine the fate of legalized marijuana in the District The last-minute (unsuccessful) move to stop it What’s next for Metro if it doesn’t raise fares Where single people live … Read moreFrom the work desk
In between snow doses from the sky this week, I learned during some national research that the Santa Barbara-Santa Maria metro area is sometimes referred to as the Santa Maria-Santa Barbara metro area. For the record, I’m not a fan. Also, here’s a rundown of some D.C.-related things I covered: Marijuana legalization could go into … Read moreFrom the work desk
If you blinked, you might have missed my two appearances last week on FOX 5 WTTG to discuss transportation issues in in Washington, D.C. It was a real pleasure to sit down with Steve Chenevey and Allison Seymour to talk about getting around on New Year’s Eve and the current state of D.C.’s streetcar project on … Read moreTalking DC transportation issues on FOX 5
Aside from the overabundance of snow in D.C. in Q1, 2014 has been a great ride so far. If you’re looking for me on a day-to-day basis, check out InTheCapital, where I stepped on as managing editor in January. It’s a daily news site for info about tech, innovation, politics, education and lifestyle goings on … Read more2014 status check
I’ve never seen Gwar or been to the 9:30 Club. Tonight, all of that changes. Advice is welcome.
I grabbed this shot on the way to work last week, but it already looks like it was a lifetime ago.