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Archive - Jul 2013

Walking To Work

Honey! We're Not In Kansas Anymore!

Spending upwards of 90 minutes a day in a car to get back and forth to work was routine for over thirty years when we lived in Milwaukee. I had the kind of job that also required travel to other sites during the day as a health care performance efficiency expert. And when it snowed, it got even longer. That’s one of the reasons we always got vehicles that were reasonably comfortable because riding in the car was such an essential part of life.

I semi retired to DC's Capitol Hill with my husband after 30 years of Midwest living. I swapped winter all year for four seasons; a 2500 sq ft suburban home for a 500 sq ft condo; a two car garage for street parking; an acre of land for a small patio & garden; and a beautiful borzoi for a tiny Betta fish. I literally left everything behind except one carload of fond memories and good wishes. My goal is to share what we encounter in pictures, sketches, and observations. It's been an interesting transition!

I have a Facebook page related to LIT's Digital Art and Such, StoryChimes published my digital children's book called "The Four Promises" that can be found in the ITunes App Store - please try it out and write a review! A second book was also published through StoryChimes called "A Tiny Fish Tale", Three more books and illustrations are cooking, I really enjoy taking photos around Washington DC and on trips to create Picasa Web albums

Up On The Roof

Honey! We're Not In Kansas Anymore!

If you’ve ever needed an air conditioning unit replaced, you better get out your 100 foot crane and watch from the street as the new unit gets hoisted high above your head to the roof of your magnificent three story Capitol Hill townhome.

I semi retired to DC's Capitol Hill with my husband after 30 years of Midwest living. I swapped winter all year for four seasons; a 2500 sq ft suburban home for a 500 sq ft condo; a two car garage for street parking; an acre of land for a small patio & garden; and a beautiful borzoi for a tiny Betta fish. I literally left everything behind except one carload of fond memories and good wishes. My goal is to share what we encounter in pictures, sketches, and observations. It's been an interesting transition!

I have a Facebook page related to LIT's Digital Art and Such, StoryChimes published my digital children's book called "The Four Promises" that can be found in the ITunes App Store - please try it out and write a review! A second book was also published through StoryChimes called "A Tiny Fish Tale", Three more books and illustrations are cooking, I really enjoy taking photos around Washington DC and on trips to create Picasa Web albums

Zengo Creates Latin-Asian Island Fusion for Summer Test Kitchen Menu

The culinary team at Zengo (www.richardsandoval.com/zengodc, 781 7th St NW) hits the test kitchen each month. The results, inspired by a unique pairing of one Asian and one Latin country, appear on their menu for a limited time. This summer they've brought together the island cuisines of Hong Kong and Puerto Rico with delicious results.

Jonathan Bardzik is a storyteller, demo chef and food writer in Washington, DC. You can find him outside at Eastern Market, each Saturday morning, cooking with local, fresh produce. Jonathan’s first cookbook, Simple Summer: A Recipe for Cooking and Entertaining with Ease, is due out this summer. Find out what Jonathan is cooking by reading his blog www.whatihaventcookedyet.com or his Facebook page of the same name. Need some foodporn? Follow @JonathanBardzik on Twitter and Instagram.

 

July 30th

A Day in the Work Life

Honey! We're Not In Kansas Anymore!

Every once in a while, my work day is kindly interrupted by a program offered at The Library of Congress. When I worked at tertiary care facilities and boring heath care corporate offices in the Midwest, programs were geared to health care only. The Jefferson papers, including a recipe for a macaroni dish, a presentation and book signing by the artist/illustrator of Shanameh, and a children’s book reading by Jill Biden come to mind.

I semi retired to DC's Capitol Hill with my husband after 30 years of Midwest living. I swapped winter all year for four seasons; a 2500 sq ft suburban home for a 500 sq ft condo; a two car garage for street parking; an acre of land for a small patio & garden; and a beautiful borzoi for a tiny Betta fish. I literally left everything behind except one carload of fond memories and good wishes. My goal is to share what we encounter in pictures, sketches, and observations. It's been an interesting transition!

I have a Facebook page related to LIT's Digital Art and Such, StoryChimes published my digital children's book called "The Four Promises" that can be found in the ITunes App Store - please try it out and write a review! A second book was also published through StoryChimes called "A Tiny Fish Tale", Three more books and illustrations are cooking, I really enjoy taking photos around Washington DC and on trips to create Picasa Web albums

Police Searching For 70 Year-Old Margo Johnson

The Crime Blotter - July 29

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a critical missing person identified as 70 year-old Margo Johnson. She was last seen on Monday, July 29, 2013, at approximately 6 p.m. in the 500 block of 14th Street, SE.

Johnson is described as a black female, approximately 5 foot to 5 foot 3 inch in height, 80 to 85 pounds in weight, light complexion with brown eyes and gray hair. She was last seen wearing yellow pants. Ms. Johnson may be in need of her medication.

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on July 30, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

Arrest Made in Two Rivers Burglary

The Crime Blotter - July 28

Police detectives have made an arrest in the burglary of Two Rivers Public Charter School. On Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 9:45 a.m., police responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the school. They found two juvenile males at the location. The two were apprehended after a foot chase. Both have been charged with Burglary II.

Metro Police Catch Eastern Market Train Muggers

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on July 29, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

An Assault, Two Purse Snatchings and Three Stolen Autos

The Crime Blotter - July 27

There were purse-snatchings:

  • on the 1400 block of Maryland Ave. NE at 2:46 a.m.
  • at a unknown restaurant in PSA 107 at 12:45 p.m.

There was an assault with a knife in the 1700 block of Massachusetts Ave. SE at 1:58 a.m.

Anyone with information concerning these crimes is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099. Anonymous information can be texted to 50411.

More Information on Recent 15th Street SE Robbery

The Blotter is based on the reports posted on July 28, 2013 by the MPD to the 1D Listserv and 5D Listerv.

July 28th

Creating An Individualized Education Plan

EV's Education Corner

Navigating the special education process can be a daunting experience. Parents are entitled to play a major role in the educational planning process, a fact that is good for your family, but also a challenge. The more educated you are, the more you will be able to be a useful participant on the team. This is the first of a series of articles that will help walk you through the various elements of special needs and public schools.

E.V. Downey is the principal educational consultant at Downey School Consulting, where she consults on public, charter, private, and special needs school choices and issues. She started consulting after years of teaching kids of all ages and working in private school administration. A graduate of DC Public Schools, E.V. lives on Capitol Hill with her husband and 2 children.