The People of DC

Finding more than scumbags

the people of dc

Recently I went to lunch with a friend from out of town and he asked me the question, “How can you live in a city that’s full of nothing but corrupt scumbags?” His question sums up why I write about the people of DC. It’s why this blog exists. Chad Hayward is the man who […]

The Power of Congressional Interns

A Monday Fun Fact

congressional interns

When I first started seeking work on the Hill I had little to no idea how much responsibility Congressional interns are given. Of course the role interns play varies from office to office. So does the reliability of the intern. But I guarantee you the job description you have in mind for your politician is […]

American Politics Today

What are politicians really like?

american politics today

Not long ago I asked you all what you’d like to know about DC. A large amount said millennials in politics (which I wrote about shortly thereafter), and another large amount asked what politicians are really like. Instead of just giving you my own opinion, I thought you’d like to hear from those who work […]

Anthology on H Street

Finding Home in DC

anthology on h street

If you’re looking for your Home in Washington DC, you need not look any further than Anthology on H Street. For many aspiring natives of DC, finding your Home with a capital “H” is one of the most difficult things you’ll face during your time here. Space is limited, good neighbors are hard to come […]

6 Tips for DC Pokemon GO

DC Pokemon Go

Hey all you Pokemon Goers! It’s only been a few days since the release of the Play Store’s #1 app, and already it’s closing in on more active users than Twitter. There are tons of people out in DC playing (including my wife and me), and in light of that, I thought I’d share with you […]

DC Go Go

A Monday Fun Fact

dc go go

Washington DC is the quintessential example of the American Melting Pot. Walk down the street and you’ll likely pass someone from Seattle, California, Tennessee, Maine and Florida in the space of five minutes. So when it comes to creating something original and purely native (music, art, traditions, etc.), many people would say DC is lacking. […]

Peregrine vs Ebenezers

A Look into DC's Percolating Powerhouses

peregrine vs ebenezers

If you saw my post on DC’s top 10 websites, you’ll notice that Caffeinate the Capital made it into our top 10. That’s because coffee is infused in the lifeblood of DC, and staying up to date on the latest shops and coffees is a must. The first shop I visited upon moving to the Capital was […]

Pokemon Go DC

Nostalgia Creating Community

Fair warning, this will be the nerdiest post you’ve read on this blog to date. However, I wanted you all to be the first to know about a community that is roaring to the frontlines (social media of all kinds) of our Capital, and that is Pokemon Go DC. What the heck is Pokemon Go, […]

Stand Right, Walk Left

DC's Unbreakable Rule

stand right, walk left

This rule is one that is probably best learned by breaking it. However, I hope to spare you the embarrassment (and pain) that I felt the first time I learned about DC’s Unbreakable Rule: stand right, walk left. My first visit to the Capital, I was just like every other DC tourist in the summer: […]

The Top 10 Sites on DC

DTD's Presidential Awards

Top 10 Sites DC

The city is still recovering from yesterday’s freedom festivities. We spent all day out and about town, seeing the parade, visiting museums, and watching the fireworks. During all the running around, I was constantly checking my phone for updates and advice on the best things to see and do in DC on the 4th. I made a […]