It’s Cultural

Spring time is the perfect time to get back into your cultural groove. I’m talking about going and doing things that you have neglected all winter while you were wrapped in a snuggie cocoon watching reruns of your favorite shows on TV. The weather is finally warming up here in the Mid-Atlantic, which means that…

Second Choice Iconic

This is my story for the Weekly Writing Challenge: Iconic. I never thought of myself as a “replacement,” but alas, it is what I have become; a replacement icon of sorts while the original is in repair. My innards, once forgotten and quiet with dust are overrun with school children and replica shops. My fate…

ARTIST SHOWCASE IN DC ARTIST SHOWCASE IN DC

If you are in the Washington, DC area on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6PM-9PM, please join me, and four other local artists at Hotel Rouge for a Local Artist Showcase.  I will be selling some of my very own photography. Other artists will have paintings and different creative projects available for sale. Details: What:…

Nothing has Changed, The Circus

Last night, the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus rolled into Washington, DC. Every year, to celebrate this joyous entertainment occasion, the circus elephants, as well as some other animals and people, parade through the streets of downtown DC in what is called the “Pachyderm Parade.” Being the type of person that I am,…

Local Artist Showcase at Hotel Rouge-DC

Shameless Promotion Alert!!! I’m using my blog as a way to promote other creative ventures of mine. If you are in the Washington, DC area on Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6PM-9PM, please join me, and four other local artists at Hotel Rouge for a Local Artist Showcase.  I will be selling some of my…

Tourist Season in Washington

Here we go again. It’s mid-March and the sidewalks are filling up with khakis and fanny packs already. Just yesterday during my lunch break, I was pushing my way through a group of tie-dyed teenagers on the sidewalk by my office. I overheard one of them say to her friend, “Oh my gosh! We are…

Kimpton Hotels, Bingo, and Drag Queens

Last night, I attended an event with a friend who works for Kimpton Hotels.  She had asked me a few weeks ago to accompany her to the annual Kimpton Bingo night at the Hotel Monaco in Penn Quarter, DC.  When I RSVP’d that I would attend the event, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect…

Diary of a Wimpy City

Dear readers, I have a very special guest poster today. Please allow me to introduce the “Entire DC Region.” Entire DC region, we look forward to your post on History and Wine–take it away! — Hello readers of the History and Wine blog. I do believe that you are the finest people around, which is…

The Beauty of Difference

While I was out in LA a few weeks ago attending a Writers Studio novel writing class at the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, I met a woman, also attending the class, who is Jewish and originally from Iran. She has lived in LA for much of her life, after deciding to stay in the US…

Happy Birthday, Aunt Susi

Today, January 22nd, would have been my Aunt Susi’s 66th birthday. I remember her being very excited about turning 65 last year, as she was finally eligible for Medicare. She had struggled without health insurance for some time, and finally, she had the security of knowing that she could not be denied health coverage. Unfortunately,…