Tag Archives: Washington DC

The Night Gardener December 29

DC, My Hometown: The Night Gardener, George Pelecanos

****1/2 Little, Brown and Company, 2006 ISBN 0316156507 (ISBN13: 9780316156509) In an interview with Scott Butki of Blogcritics magazine, Pelecanos is asked to comment on his detailed descriptions of Washington D.C. in The Night Gardener. “I’m trying to leave a record of this town,” he answers, making this novel perfect for my Mysterious USA Reading Challenge because […]

June 01

The DC area’s best swimming spots

WASHINGTON, DC, June 1, 2013 – As summer in DC warms up, everyone is looking for a place to swim and cool off.  Luckily, there are all kinds of pools, pool clubs, and swimming holes for whatever you and your friends are in the mood for. Read more: http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/world-our-backyard/2013/may/31/dc-areas-best-swimming-spots/#ixzz2Uyj0e3Fc Read my latest article on Communities

The Shoes at the High Heel Race

Last week, DC hosted its 26th annual High Heel Race.  Here are some pictures of- what else? the shoes: Related articles Go Girl! DC’s High Heel Race (lasesana.wordpress.com) Why I don’t wear high heels (or spend hours on my make-up) (projectjenny.wordpress.com) High Heels Are Not an Everyday Shoe (everydayhealth.com) Weekend Observations: Will this Addiction Ever […]

November 04

Go Girl! DC’s High Heel Race

From my column at The Washington Times Communities WASHINGTON, November 3, 2012 — After being postponed due to Hurricane Sandy, Washington, D.C.’s 26th annual high heel race came off without a hitch on Thursday. The D.C. High Heel Race takes place every Tuesday before Halloween on 17th Street NW, starting on R Street. The High Heel Race […]

September 24

Ciclovía: closing major roads on Sundays for bicycle and pedestrian traffic

From my column at the Washington Times Communities: WASHINGTON, DC, September 22, 2012 – Every Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm, 121 kilometers of main streets and thoroughfares in Bogotá, Colombia–a city of almost 8 million people–are closed to vehicular traffic to allow the city’s residents to bike, jog, roller-skate, skateboard, and stroll.  There […]

August 30

Biking for Beginners: 10 Ways to Overcome Fears of Cycling in the City

WASHINGTON, DC 8/30/2012- I love my bike.  I choose my bike over my car at every chance I get.  However, things weren’t always this way.  When I finally started riding my bike over a year and a half ago, I wondered why I hadn’t done it sooner. FEAR.  Fear was my biggest deterrent. I hadn’t […]