Dear Grads:

By Peggie Arvidson Dear Grads: You’ve heard so many lofty speeches and congratulations this time of year, haven’t you? Your teachers and professors and parents and grandparents, siblings, friends and pretty much anyone you meet on the street is happy to give you advice and share their wisdom and wishes for you now that you’ve […]

Social Media and the Gaming World

Social Media and the Gaming World By Ashley Schultz Candy Crush? Words with Friends?  Farmville? Mafia Wars? Sound Familiar? There is no doubt that we are suffering from significantly diminished attention spans at this point in history, and social media and gaming has contributed in no small part to this. According to Statista, an online […]

Making the Most Success From a Failure

By Doug Fabbioli Making the Most Success From a Failure As you may know, I tend to enjoy watching movies. At the end of Apollo 13, the mission was described as a successful failure, in that the astronauts did not land on the moon but they did get back home safely. The work that was […]

On the Road

Old Town Crier spotted at The Ramgarh Bungalows in India in March of this year. Abraham Borum III and his wife with their extended family in India. They report that they had a wonderful time and enjoyed staying in the 160 year old structures that were built as a summer get-away.

Curators vs. Artists

By F. Lennox Campello Those of you who are regular visitors to this column, know that one of my constant concerns is the poor relationship between Greater DC area museum area curators and DC area artists, and the rarity of interest by most DC area museum professionals in their own city’s art scene and artists. […]

Mick Jagger- Gotta Get A Grip + Remixes

By Ron Powers Mick Jagger – Gotta Get A Grip + Remixes Mick Jagger, the legendary front man of The Rolling Stones, is an artist who needs no introduction. Though his sex appeal and charismatic attitude have helped shape the image of rock and roll and super-stardom as we know it, today, Mick Jagger is […]

Celebrating our  “Four Fathers” – A Look Inside Local Dads

By Lori Welch Brown Celebrating our  “Four Fathers” – A Look Inside Local Dads Through the ages, we’ve extolled the virtues of many famous fathers. We were taught about our founding fathers in history, recently celebrated the birth of the father of our nation, dance to the beat of the father of rock & roll, […]

Understanding the Most Common Tests Performed by Veterinarians

By Cindy McGovern I recently took my 11-year old, outwardly healthy cat in for her annual checkup and vaccinations.  In addition to the normal physical exam, this visit included blood work and urinalysis. I’ve had the same vet for almost 20 years and I trust his judgment. But after seeing the $400 bill, I decided […]

June Pets of the Month

Andy – Tree Walking Hound, Tan/White, Neutered Male, 1 year old Bio: I’m a year old pup and I’m in need of a home who will be able to teach me all about how to be a well-mannered dog! I have a ton of energy and my I love, love, love playing with other dogs, […]

Social Me(dia) the Love

By Lori Welch Brown Social Me(dia) the Love Public Service Announcement (PSA) No. 1002-32-A7: To those of you who may be confused, granting someone a ‘like’—or, even better, a ‘heart’—does not constitute a real, honest-to-goodness social interaction. If you are friends (or even family), you must, at a minimum, pick up your smartphone and text […]