Archive for the ‘DC’ Category

Final days


Week and a half before I leave these fine shores, and only five days left in DC. Craziness. Spending the final week slowly meandering my way to Los Angeles, via Birmingham, AL (of all places) and San Francisco. Looking forward to getting the train from SF to LA; day-long trip where the rails hug the […]

Last day


Last day at work. Sad, because I will miss everyone lots and lots and lots, but not too much, because I’m so thankful I got to work for them at all, and I know we’ll all keep in touch. Possible return of the daily photo* now I’m not working and may actually do vaguely exciting […]



I guess I still have a blog? That I haven’t updated in over two months? Yeah. Sorry about that. September was insane, with conferences and board meetings and receptions and curriculum development (seriously), and then October I was off galavanting across this great country (Skyline Drive, Charlottesville, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, Raleigh, Beaufort, Wilmington, the […]

Some disconnected thoughts on September 11, then and now: *** Everyone has their own “where were you” story. This is mine: I was watching The West Wing¬†when the first plane hit. During an ad break Jim Waley came on and announced that a plane had crashed into one of the towers. Like many others, I […]

A wee update


I’m not dead! Obviously! Have survived an earthquake, hurricane, and some crazy business at work that meant I didn’t leave the office before 7pm all week. Earthquake was a complete non-event for me – was on the metro at the time and had no idea anything was wrong until I got to work and the […]

God, it’s been a week. There’s been the good (Cate Blanchett, Hugo Weaving and Richard Roxburgh at the Kennedy Center!), the intense (work has been crazy, and will stay that way for at least the next month and a half), and the weird (EARTHQUAKE). And now… hurricane! It doesn’t look like it’ll hit the DC […]

Another good day in this nation’s capital, even with the severe thunderstorm warning. Went for a “brisk walk” this morning, then headed into the city to have a poke around Eastern Market. Bought some peaches and the ¬†paper, headed across the road for lunch at Pound. By this time the sky had turned an ominous […]