It’s mid-August. It’s the time of year when stores start bringing out their fall collections, students begin orientation, and cicadas, nature’s favorite mistake, die en mass along the streets. Cold is coming, yet temperatures are at their highest, a sort of pièce de résistance of the summer season. When I was a kid, the only [...]
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We have all been there. You are late for an event, hair askew, one shoe on, when it suddenly occurs to you that you have no gift. DAMMIT. Sure if it’s a cocktail party, no problem. Bottle of wine. Done. But for other parties or err, weddings, you need a gift and a card and you [...]
The Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) thinks so. As reported by the Washington City Paper, Georgetown BID has hired the Arlington-based consultancy, The Roan Group, to look into what “Georgetown” means to people. The study includes researching the typical Georgetown customer and conducting surveys filled with questions like “If Georgetown was a color, what would it be?” [...]
I have thought about this numerous times. DC is a city of nerds. It’s a city of people devoted to political issues, the public, helping other nations. People who give up highly paid salaries to pursue their passion and thereby read about it all the time. So, my reader, where are the used/rare bookstores?? More [...]