A Social Distancing Drive into Washington D.C.

A Social Distancing Drive into Washington D.C.

Late yesterday afternoon I left Arlington for a few minutes and went for a drive into Washington D.C. I snapped a few photos, thinking that I would post them with an essay that, if it wasn't overly long, would at least include a few profound thoughts about what these past few weeks have been like. [...]

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DC Wanderings: You’ll Find Nary a Native at this Georgetown Hotspot

DC Wanderings: You’ll Find Nary a Native at this Georgetown Hotspot

Once upon a time, in a showing of bipartisanship never seen before or since in this capital city, all of the residents of Washington got together to discuss an important matter. A vote was taken, and it was unanimous. We were not joining the masses. None of us were ever going to set foot in [...]

An Afternoon Steeped in the Delights of D.C.’s Empress Lounge

An Afternoon Steeped in the Delights of D.C.’s Empress Lounge

When I was a child my family lived in England for three years, and it was there that I learned to love tea culture. Scones with clotted cream and jam.  Chocolate eclairs filled with barely sweetened whipped cream.  In short, I loved everything . . . except for the tea.  But growing up changes tastes, [...]