• A Well-Edited Home

    June 14, 2013, Washington, DC: Maybe painters see their living space as a canvas and actors picture it as a stage. The writer in me views home as a massive editing project. If home is someplace ripe for self-expression, it’s also a constant work-in-progress. Editing a home means ridding it of clutter as well as making careful choices about

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  • Home, Simplicity & Frank Lloyd Wright

    “As we live and as we are, Simplicity – with a capital “S” – is difficult to comprehend nowadays. We are no longer truly simple. We no longer live in simple terms or places. Life is a more complex struggle now. It is now valiant to be simple: a courageous thing to even want to

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  • The City That Never Was

    December 11, 2011, Washington, DC: An exhibit now on display at the National Building Museum (above) reveals how this side of the city where we live could have been different. Instead of the U.S. Capitol anchoring national attractions at the easternmost end of the Mall, federal buildings and museums could have extended along an East Mall

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  • A Washington Reflection

    October 22, 2011, Washington, DC: I set out early this morning on a big red beach cruiser ready to document one of my former Washington neighborhoods. It was the first morning in months my bike brakes were cold to the touch, and a stark line of clouds dramatically divided our city, slicing it precisely down

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  • Sunset at Yards Park

    September 23, 2011, Washington, DC: Great birthday party, great sunset last night at Yards Park. The redevelopment of this neighborhood by Nationals Park and the Navy Yard is really coming along. With people increasingly coming here for celebrations like Capital Bikeshare’s Thursday birthday party, the waterfront park and its unique design elements are surely coming to

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