Mundanities

Carter G. Woodson

One of the benefits of the current location of the DC Office of Public Records is its proximity to the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site and the Carter G. Woodson Memorial Park. On my way to the office…

Industry in 1915

“Lack of scientific cost-finding systems in the women’s muslin underwear industry has led to ruinous competition in the industry.” Evening Star, November 26, 1915, page 12.

Confession

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I’m a big West Wing fan. I popped the first DVD in last night and while pondering questions like “why is CJ being called about the president’s bike accident at 5 in the…

Tisha B’Av and Ostriching

Today was Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, which is a day of communal mourning. In a fascinating stroke of coincidence, both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem fell on the ninth of Av.…

#yesallwomen

Dear advice columnist, I am writing today so that I can show your response to the offender in this situation. I am too chicken to speak to him directly. I should start by saying that I am very fortunate never…

Navel Gazing

1. I definitely need to get myself back in the blogging habit. 2. I have a lot of things in my head about issues of race. Was going to blog about them, realized it might be just a lot of…

If I were a typical…

Cyclist ran a red light while I was walking to work this morning. I had to wait FOUR EXTRA SECONDS!!! to cross the street. All cyclists are terrible and shouldn’t be allowed to live.   NB: If you don’t know…

KidneyDotNerd

Two weeks ago (15 days, to be precise) I donated a kidney to one of my friends. Thirteen days ago I was discharged from the hospital and twelve days ago I felt well enough to walk to the pharmacy and…