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  • Posted A Triangle called Truxton Circle- Art exhibit to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I guess I should write something up about an exhibit I'm excited about.As I've said several times I live on a great block and it's the people that make it great. Anyway, some years ago our block had a...
  • Posted Hawk! and other wildlife to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I spotted this lovely creature on my street last week. I was amazed to see what I think is a hawk or falcon or some bird of prey here in the city. Maybe he (I'm calling it a he)...
  • Posted Bad neighbors begone! to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Jimbo noted one evening that I no longer write catty blog posts about neighborhood characters anymore. There are reasons for that, a main one being the people with serious problems either don't live here anymore or they are long term...
  • Posted 1420 4th St NW - Don't trust, verify to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    First off, I want to write that it is up to the residents of square 553W (1400 blk of NJ, 3rd and 300 block of P & O Streets) to care more about this than me. I don't live on...
  • Posted Do Not Vote for Thorpe to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Just don't.I have no idea who else is running in the ANC 6E-02 race on the other side of New Jersey Avenue and I pray that the vote isn't split, but do not vote for that man. There used to...
  • Posted Turrets are cool to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    So at this week's BACA (almost every 1st Monday of the month at Mt. Sinai) meeting the development team for 319 R St NW came to connect with the community about their project. Good start, maybe it will make up...
  • Posted Spoiled by DC History- Mari does Baltimore to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    So you may have seen my somewhat out of date TruxtonCircle.org site where you can find maps of the NW Truxton Circle neighborhood dating back to 1887 and census information for every resident who lived in the TC from...
  • Posted Florida Market/ Union Market to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    So we ventured over to Union Market last weekend. It has been a while since I've spent any quality time at the market, and when I say the market, I mean the raggedy international part, not the clean cool...
  • Posted Neighborhood Character, it's the people, not the buildings to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    The picture is of RI Ave NW and 7th Street. You see the large building in the background, then Shaw School, for which the neighborhood is named after, now the Asbury Dwellings. There is an Esso gas station, where now...
  • Posted Going on a anti-Maryland rant to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I have a problem with Maryland (and Virginia) residents using DC resources that are meant for DC residents, particularly schools. So it warmed my little heart when a few weeks ago when I read that the Attorney General Karl...
  • Posted Plans of men to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    So this is from a handout given out at the yesterday's special meeting Bradley A Thomas had arranged with DDOT. These are just design proposals. Nothing is happening any time soon, and folks in Eckington might have something to say...
  • Posted If you find a person on the sidewalk, call 911 to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    So the other week I was heading to work when I spotted a person laying down on the sidewalk. This was unusual because the area was all residential, it was the morning, and people do not lay down in that...
  • Posted Debt Spam Caller to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    So one day I will perfect the outgoing message on my land line. Yes, we have a land line. It is the number we give out when we might actually need to hear from the party requesting our number...
  • Posted Will ANXO be a catalyst? to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    Back in 2007, at R and 1st NW, a corner quickie mart opened up as a coffee shop. It's name was Big Bear. The same month it opened there was the Bloomingdale Farmer's Market. That summer everything changed. Later I...
  • Posted This is unacceptable bus behavior to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I don't know for sure what this guy's problem is. He might be some sort of neurodiverse person, but still, this is unacceptable behavior on a bus that was pretty much standing room only when I boarded the 79 bus...
  • Posted 911-Domestic Abuse - Call it in to In Shaw - Mari in the Citi
    I want to thank the guys, or at least the guy, who called 911, when witnessing a guy hit a girl. The Help and I were walking back home after enjoying lots of wine and cheese when I noticed three...
  • 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...
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