Sometimes We Have Just Nine Words…

photo (1)“Three Firefighters Killed, Four Injured in Washington State Wildfire.”

I was sitting on the metro this morning on my way to work, reading The 10-Point from the Wall Street Journal (which is how I get most of my morning news because I’m too lazy to scroll through a thousand headlines), and the above was the title of an article I found under a section listing the top news stories in the U.S.  I don’t know exactly what caused it, maybe it was the mood I was in, or because I hadn’t had my morning coffee yet, but it gave me pause.  So I read it again.

“Three Firefighters Killed, Four Injured in Washington State Wildfire.” Continue reading “Sometimes We Have Just Nine Words…”

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Take Out Your Headphones And Look Around

I have a pretty great commute to and from work every day.  It involves a ten minute walk from my apartment to the metro, a fifteen minute metro ride, and a five minute walk from the metro to my office.  On the way back, if it’s nice, it involves a five minute walk from my office to the metro, a five minute metro ride, and a twenty minute walk.

I live in the heart of DC and my office is in Rosslyn, VA, just across the Potomac River from Georgetown.  Getting from one place to the other includes a lot of amazing views, cool buildings, crowded streets, and every type of person you can imagine, from the runner who dances his way through all four crosswalks at the intersection of H and 7th every morning at 8am, to the lawyers in their five-thousand-dollar-suits, to the students of Georgetown and GW carrying backpacks and hangovers, to the groups of moms out walking with strollers, water bottles, and a the newest style of sunglasses.

Sounds like a lot to take in, right? Continue reading “Take Out Your Headphones And Look Around”