In one of our weekly rituals, we crossed paths with the Marine Corps Marathon runners at the Rock Creek and Potomac Parkway by the glamorous Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. We enjoyed making small talk with other runners and meeting new friends along the way just like we did at neighborhood restaurants. As we approached the scenic Hains Point peninsular, we saw … [Read more...] about Tribute to Two Brothers
Donald "Clay" Clay, an Air Force veteran, was enjoying his stogie while chit chatting with friends, watching boats slipping by. On every weekday afternoon when the weather is fine, he and half dozen of his perennial friends such as Robert "Bleu" Jones and Kimo Tavares gather at the Slip Inn to chill, booze up and snack on the crowd-favorite George wings. No one knows for sure … [Read more...] about The Skies are Blue
When I returned home late after studying for my Entrepreneurship and Innovation class finals with my industrious GWU classmates, I was shocked beyond comprehension. I flicked on the news to see jubilant university students and a throng of mostly young people celebrating in front of the White House. They popped champagne corks, climbed trees and swung from lampposts. Whoa, … [Read more...] about Westward Ho!
It has been 20 long years since terrorists-hijacked airplanes brought down the twin towers and struck the Pentagon. It’s a tragedy that’s seared into the souls of most Americans especially those who were directly affected. But with each passing year, there’s less commemoration as if our nation’s wounds have now been healed and the day becomes a distant memory. In fact the … [Read more...] about 9/11 – 20 Years Later
The Smithsonian Museums and the National Zoo in DC are closing this weekend due to the pandemic. In the past, these museums were open on Thanksgiving Day. Now they will remain shuttered until the spring at least. So what will happen during the closure? Updating old displays and adding new ones, of course. One exhibition that is direly in need of updating is the 20-year … [Read more...] about Smithsonians Shutter till 2021
Photos by Jason Morenz The United States Air Force Band, in partnership with MGM National Harbor, presented A Salute to Service: Honoring America’s Heroes, featuring Chris Janson and Kellie Pickler, along with guest emcee Malika Andrews, and Max Impact, the premier rock band of the United States Air Force. “It was a huge honor to get to play with the Air Force Band … [Read more...] about A Salute to Service at the Harbor