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  • Posted All of Shaw is a stage to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts... -ShakespeareWhen I am on the bus or train, sometimes I like...
  • Posted Housing. Supply. Quality of Supply. to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    So I have been in Baltimore this week (not overnight) and so that gave me an opportunity as I walked around West Baltimore to snap a picture of one of the city's many, many vacant houses.Baltimore has so many vacant...
  • Posted banished? forever to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Yesterday I got the sad news that banished? productions will be no more.I came to know banished? when they wowed me with the Tactile Dinner. I may have gone to 2 or 3 Tactile Dinners since 2009, all of them...
  • Posted Random thoughts on housing and affordablity to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    There was a recent report on the relationship between minimum wages and the affordability of a two bedroom apartment. I'm going to reveal a little of my philosophical bent when I write a minimum wage job has as much to...
  • Posted Make your suburban friends jealous to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Okay so if you're young enough or new enough you're probably spending half, or more than half of your income on a small apartment or tiny townhouse in the city. There is probably a reason why you chose to live...
  • Posted MISSING: Neighbor Cat Lila to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    A cat that is as much of a neighbor to me as her two cat parents, Lila has gone missing. She is 20 years old. Yes, she is an old kitty, and like some of the elderly, probably has...
  • Posted 2.5 centuries of DC architecture to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I have no idea how old these Morgan Street houses are. Mid-Late 19th Century off the top of my head and I think there is some construction going on that block. So this photo is old.DC has tons of...
  • Posted Visitors Stink After a While to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Let me start of with a story about my mom, who I think is a wonderful person. She lives way over in Florida in the same town as my sister. My sister loves my mom as much as I do,...
  • Posted Losing Good Neighbors to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I found out this weekend that some long term neighbors are moving to the wilds of Maryland after 33 years of living on the block. A week before, I saw another neighbor with a known Realtor guy, who we knew...
  • Posted A differing view to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Some time ago I was chatting with my architect neighbor, about what exactly I forget, and we either were looking at or talking about houses and apartments with these large windows.As I recalled he mentioned how they were great,...
  • Posted People Who Show Up at Your Door to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I've been talking with someone who lives in Baltimore and works in DC, and we have been comparing DC and Baltimore. We got on the topic of Jehovah Witnesses which led to talking about other people who show up at...
  • Posted History Amnesia to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    History is like the present, only it happened a while ago. However, when history gets written, and rewritten (historians are doomed to repeat other historians) a lot gets left out, and forgotten, particularly if it doesn't fit the narrative of...
  • Posted The bad old days of Shaw is why I don't believe in ghosts to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Over a decade ago when I was looking for a place to buy a home that was affordable and close to enough stuff to maintain my car-less lifestyle, I was doing some serious research on Shaw. In December of 2000...
  • Posted Death and Taxes to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Back in 2013 I wrote about my dead Aunt G. who despite being very dead was still getting the Senior Citizen Homestead Deduction. I chose not to out my dead aunt because I wanted to give whomever I was related...
  • Posted Missed opportunities? to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I've been noticing the progress of the property at 1740 New Jersey Ave NW. Can't help but to notice it as I pass it often coming home or going to the metro. I will admit that I haven't paid too...
  • Posted Still Annoyed with #NSS2016 to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Okay now I'm annoyed about my church being surrounded by security fencing.Before I was just pissed about the militarization of the civilian commercial and residential space during the conference.Now the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit is over with and things...
  • Posted Nuclear Summit Neighborhood Mess to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Dear Organizers of the Nuclear Security Summit,Next time consider the Dulles Expo Center. No it isn't in DC but that's never stopped some organizers of other events from calling their thing the DC Whatever. Yes, nuclear security is important. But...
  • Posted This McMillan not THAT McMillan Save McMillan to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Happy Easter. I'm doing my annual staying home on Easter ritual.I thought of creating a post called "McMillan was an A-hole, Save McMillan Park!" Something that would address the problem of "Presentism" and McMillan Parkand throw in a little history....
  • Posted Light Rail- I want to pay, but can't to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Dear Baltimore,I would like to pay for my rides on your light rail. I've noticed your signs saying I should pay and how much the rides cost.However, there is no place for me to slap my CharmCard or even my...
  • Posted Dream On S Street to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I listen to a fair number of audiobooks because there are duties at work that do not always require my brain to be engaged for the task. On call, but not always engaged (ex. photocopying or scanning).Recently I listened to...
  • Posted What is wrong with this? to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
  • Posted Living Large with FSAFEDS to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    The open season is over so, if you are a Fed and didn't sign up for FSAFEDS, then just keep this in mind.We buy lots of contact lens cleaner with our FSAFEDS money. And glasses. Well not lots of glasses,...
  • Posted Oh Baltimore to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Baltimore is one of the reasons for renaming this blog.I've been spending a fair amount of time in Baltimore City lately. Why? I'm looking for an investment property there. I have another investment in my home state, but there is...
  • Posted Maybe just don't talk on your cell phone on the bus/train to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Friday. 79 bus to Silver Spring. Woman, maybe 50-60 years old reads her credit card number into the phone on the bus.I was close enough that if I were younger I might have been able to read her expiration date.People....
  • Posted Churches & Bike Lanes to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    DDOT held a much, much better meeting Saturday than the first meeting in October about the bike lanes to connect Shaw with Penn Quarter and Downtown. It was orderly, no opportunity for hijacking, and residents, such as myself had a...
  • Posted Old timers, new timers, and possibly misplaced credit to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    If you work at a place that has been around for a long time and in an industry is not known for quickly chewing up people and spitting them out, you may have a number of old timers about. You...
  • Posted Snowed in the City to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I really like living in a walkable neighborhood and the worth of living here proved itself after this blizzard, snowzilla or the Blizzard of 2016 or whatever the kids are calling it these days.Friday, I showed up to work for...
  • Posted Is that thing on top new? to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I've been watching this building as the wind slowly undresses it, ripping away the Tyvek from its plywood skin.And today I'm just noticing the roof top access.Is that new?...
  • Posted That horrible stench on the 400 blk of Q St NW to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I was walking this weekend toward the Giant and I passed by my alley and was assaulted by a smell that I've been working to keep out of my house for the past few weeks. It's hard to describe because...
  • Posted Know your public housing to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    There are plenty of places within the historic boundaries of Shaw that are mistaken for public housing that is not public housing or no longer public housing. What is public housing? That's housing "owned and managed by the District of...
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