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Five Days On Food Stamps


*Editor’s Note: To read about my food stamp challenge, including my daily meal journal and ways you can get involved in the fight to end hunger, click here. “If you had a limited amount of money, you’re going to spend … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions & New Kitchen Classics


Last month I think I spent more time in the kitchen than I did out of it. The Christmas season is filled with parties, potlucks and reunions with family and old friends.  I had a great time celebrating, and learned … Continue reading

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Field Notes On Transitioning


The cold has only just now arrived in Washington, D.C. Unlike my native Chicago, Washington, D.C. tends to be milder. So mild, in fact, that when a bit of white fluffy stuff lands in the nation’s capital, everyone panics.  Just … Continue reading

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Blue Skies and Smelly Fish in Southwest DC


Last weekend, I spent a lovely Saturday morning with a friend who recently moved to the Southwest Waterfront. Our adventure involved visiting the Maine Avenue Fish Market (known as “the Wharf” to locals). The Wharf is the oldest continuously operating … Continue reading

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[PHOTOS] My First Presidential Inauguration


If you get an opportunity to do something that only happens every four years, guess what: YOU DO IT. It was my distinct joy to be part of the 2013 presidential inauguration – and not only just to stand in … Continue reading

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Christians in the Capital


This month I had the opportunity to contribute to Seedbed, the publishing arm of Asbury Theological Seminary. I was given the prompt, “What is like to live as a Christian in the nation’s capital?” Here are my thoughts.  Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Frederick Douglass Comes to Life


July fourth was an exceptional day to visit the Frederick Douglass Historic Home. Located in the Historic Anacostia district, Douglass’ house sits at the top of Cedar Hill, and offers a stunning view of downtown Washington, D.C. The National Park … Continue reading

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5 Strategies For Your DC Housing Search


It’s revolving door time! The newest batch of graduates, interns and job-switchers has landed in DC faster than you can say, “the rent is too damn high.” Which brings me to…housing. Here’s the short answer: it’s doesn’t HAVE to be … Continue reading

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Blame the blustery, snowy New England weather. But all I want to do is curl up on the couch, sipping tea with a good book or watching a great movie. When the weather turns chilly,…

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A Beautiful Day In My Neighborhood


I stopped putzing around and finally did it. Last weekend, I biked the Metropolitan Branch Trail in Northeast DC. It doesn’t sound like much, especially since it’s only eight miles, running from Silver Spring, MD to Union Station in DC. … Continue reading

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