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Archive - Mar 2015

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March 30th

Morality?

A Poem

Nature is totally unemotional,

totally unforgiving:

The bird eats the worm, the cat

the bird, the fox the cat,

The wolf the fox…

then man shoots the wolf;

And only man mourns the death

which he has caused;

Then he makes rituals of atonement

for the murder which he has committed.

In all of nature, only man debates

these acts…and the deaths.

And when we kill another man,

both the rituals and the debates

Grow louder and longer—

but the killing never stops.

A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.
 

Cove: A New Communal Working Environment

DC residents in search of an alternative, working space outside of the home and the office, might well consider cove! Founder Adam Segal opened the first cove on Sept. 17, 2013, in the Dupont Circle neighborhood. Over the next 15 months, seven new locations followed across the DC area, one of which is located on Capitol Hill. Two on the way!

Local Dog-Walking Service Donates to Pups in Need

Wanderpups, a veteran-owned dog walking and pet sitting company, donates $1 from every walk to a local rescue dog organization; and offers its new customers free 30-minute consultations.

Results of SW Neighborhood Assembly 2015 Elections

The Southwest Neighborhood Assembly held their 2015 elections for representatives of the Assembly’s Board of Directors on Saturday, March 21 outside the Safeway near Waterfront Metro Station. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., SW residents aged 18 and older came by to cast their votes and show support for the community. By exercising their right to vote, residents ensure that the Assembly is in good hands, and is represented by the qualified individuals, who will in turn make sure that the community is well taken care of.

March 28th

Stillbirth

A Poem

Ten toes and fingers, perfect, thin…

precious face—cheeks, brow and chin,

Shuttered eyes that shed no tears,

petite, pink flower-petaled ears

Disturbed by no discordant sound,

lips on which no kiss is found,

Ungrasping hands that will not fold,

untested body—sinless soul!

Inert, unsullied, still, pure heart,

too full of peace for life to start….

A Hill resident, the author believes that the appreciation of art should not be influenced by the vagaries or prejudices of biography.

March 27th

Hear Me Code Provides Safe Space for Women to Learn Code

Hear Me Code, a group that provides free coding lessons for women by women in the Washington area, started in September 2013 with four women around a kitchen table. In just a little over a year that number has increased to 1000 women.

Shannon Turner, self-taught developer and founder of Hear Me Code, went to various tech events when she first started coding and was often one of the few women there, she said.

Hear Me Code Provides Safe Space for Women to Learn Code

Hear Me Code, a group that provides free coding lessons for women by women in the Washington area, started in September 2013 with four women around a kitchen table. In just a little over a year that number has increased to 1000 women.

Shannon Turner, self-taught developer and founder of Hear Me Code, went to various tech events when she first started coding and was often one of the few women there, she said.

Hear Me Code Provides Safe Space for Women to Learn Code

Hear Me Code, a group that provides free coding lessons for women by women in the Washington area, started in September 2013 with four women around a kitchen table. In just a little over a year that number has increased to 1000 women.

Shannon Turner, self-taught developer and founder of Hear Me Code, went to various tech events when she first started coding and was often one of the few women there, she said.