Commentary

Commentary

07/01/2015 - 9:12am
The District’s enviable real estate market–and residential demand in particular–has resulted in change to nearly every corner of the city. However, the renewed vitality this has brought to long-neglected neighborhoods has not come... >>more
06/30/2015 - 9:11am
When I was a child I read about the pilgrims but I never thought I would become one. There comes a point in a person’s life when one either continues to lip-sync or composes one’s own melody. A few months ago I departed from an old world... >>more
06/19/2015 - 7:49am
Now, how much longer should we wait      to forge ahead, leave what we know? Once all our duties are fulfilled,      should not we, then, pack up and go? Grandchildren and their parents are    ... >>more
06/02/2015 - 9:15am
While my father was alive I never had a conversation of any length with him. Our love was maintained by my fetching the newspaper for him so he could check the television schedule. Watching television was my father’s major form of relaxation.... >>more
05/29/2015 - 9:42am
I am saddened by the news of the untimely passing of Charnice A. Milton. This is a great loss to Ward 7 as Charnice was not only a resident, but was actively involved with her community through her work as a journalist. Charnice grew up in the... >>more
05/29/2015 - 9:34am
ANC6C lost a good friend in the passing of Charnice Milton. Charnice had reported on ANC6C meetings for several years and covered several of our projects. We understand one of her last contributions is due to be published in the... >>more
05/15/2015 - 3:30pm
There is nothing like an election to get this columnist's blood flowing. Whether it is the sight of M.C. “Baby” Barry” parading astride a white steed or listening to fellow talking head, “Earnest” Eugene Kinlow,... >>more
05/13/2015 - 11:19am
“Part of baseball’s enduring charm, or so it is said, is the theoretical chance that a game could last forever.” Tyler Kepner, writing on baseball for The New York Times 4/12/15 By the time you read this the Washington Nationals... >>more
05/05/2015 - 10:01am
Rest now from meanness that's our world,      a world that taunted as you tried, A world that promised less and less      and gave you nothing as you died. But you're still living in our hearts  ... >>more
04/15/2015 - 10:03am
I want to hear lies…      lies and lies and lies That make me feel better      not worse. You all know my truth.      I've told you who I am, What I want, what I'll die for... >>more
04/09/2015 - 9:39am
Baseball is back and so is National Poetry Month. I like it when the air turns warm like a sweet sonnet in one’s mouth. There is much to love about baseball including the pace of the game. During the off season there was much discussion about... >>more
03/31/2015 - 12:00am
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... >>more
03/29/2015 - 12:00am
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... >>more
03/27/2015 - 1:28pm
Hurry, mortals, we are all too soon into the becoming void From where we have so little time ago emerged; Back, it seems, to what we never were, to be the nothing we are bound to be. And we must always hurry carrying with us such little dreams: All... >>more
03/23/2015 - 12:00am
As conscious thought diminishes      and responds like fattened salmon To the lure of some enticing stream,      we instinctively pursue   The mysterious headwaters      back, on and... >>more