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I’m with Teddy

“Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children’s children, and all who come after you, as the one great sight which every American should see.” -Theodore Roosevelt


The Many Parade Poses of Joe Biden

I decided to keep my camera in my pocket when the president and first lady passed by. After that, I photographed Joe Biden on the parade route like he was a supermodel walking a runway.


National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (DC Edition)

The first week in January: the beginning of the year and the end of holiday decorations. As the lights come down this week, I’d like to salute one festive 16th street resident. He or she is the Clark Griswold of urban apartment-dwellers.

A Month in Review

Whatever the reason, I experienced a brief blogging hiatus last month. Although it’s a stretch to call my previous posting “schedule” a routine anyway, I’m returning to posting at least once a week. So, let’s get back up to speed.


Who is Behind the Make DC Smile Signs?

The local resident who is putting up the signs was inspired by the fast pace of DC, which he said causes us “to lose a sense of togetherness.”


Curious Observations from the West Coast

I have returned from a two-week sojourn on the other coast to see some great, far-flung friends and do a little solo traveling. The trip took me to Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles on three planes and one 23-hour train ride.

Ducklings 2

Downtown Ducks

I spotted these tiny animals camped out in a sidewalk flower bed in Foggy Bottom. I might have missed them though if it weren’t for a woman who stopped everyone passing by to point them out, which was also kind of adorable in its own way.


A Welcome Message (Courtesy of Einstein and Eleanor)

“I know quite certainly that I  myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession, and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” – Albert Einstein “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive.” –Eleanor Roosevelt “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason […]