Author Archive for dcdotnerd

Best practices

There are 2 training curricula for prospective foster parents that are used across the nation. One is called PRIDE, the other MAPP. (Actually PS-MAPP; the PS got added in the mid ’90s.) That parenthetical is a symptom of what I’m…

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…

Reading update

Looking at my list of posts, it appears that I’ve completely neglected to keep up my running commentary on my 50 states, 50 books project. You might have noticed that you’re not really missing anything, as my “reviews” of the…

Endorsements

Well folks, tomorrow is the primary election here in DC, and I’m not fooling. (Ha ha ha. I’ll be here all night.) All the popular kids are blogging their endorsements, so I’m jumping on the bandwagon. I have two endorsements.…

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…

Arizona (and why Alaska is missing)

Arizona’s book is Crossers, by Philip Caputo. Definitely not a book I would have chosen to read based on the book jacket (wait until we get to California–THAT’S a book I almost didn’t read despite the list) but I appreciate having…

Alabama

Last night I read the first on my list of books for 2014. Looking for Alaska, by John Green. First of all, it takes place at a boarding school. That’s one way straight to my heart. Second, it is very…

2014 Book list: 50 states

Any list of states that leaves out DC pretty much bugs me, but 50 books in a year is easier than 51, so I forgive the curator of this one. A novel for each state. I’ve read Alaska already (LOVE MICHAEL…

On moving

If all goes as planned, I will become the owner (part-owner, with a bank owning the rest) of my very first condo on Monday. Today’s task during my “lunch break” was getting estimates for movers. I’d forgotten in the last…