Kitty Kelley Book Club: Thinkin’ in the Bardo

June 12, 2024

George Saunders did not want his tombstone to read: “Here lies a guy who never did what he wanted to do.” So in 2017, at the age of 59, having […]

Mapping Georgetown: A Walking Mindfulness Guide

October 2, 2023

  Is there stillness in your life? Contemplation? Are the roses smelling sweet? Is there ever enough mindfulness? In case you haven’t noticed, Kripalu Certified Outdoor Mindfulness Guide, Susan West […]

Mapping Georgetown: ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’ Author Visits Sacred Spaces

August 21, 2023

Only in Georgetown… would a visiting gentleman, driving along Rock Creek, notice a cemetery and discover it to be The Oak Hill Cemetery where President Lincoln’s son Willie was laid […]

Mapping Georgetown: Archivist Breathes New Life into Oak Hill Cemetery

March 27, 2023

Georgetown’s historic Oak Hill Cemetery at 3001 R Street NW tends to attract all sorts of souls, among both the living and the departed. The cemetery’s “Changing of the Guard” […]

Mapping Georgetown: On Saints, Souls and Cemeteries

October 31, 2022

We celebrate Halloween in Georgetown on this Eve of All Saints and All Souls Day. Many Georgetowners also celebrate or are familiar with Día de los Muertos (Day of the […]

Weekend Round Up October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018

The Smithsonian African American Film Festival continues through Saturday and, on Sunday morning, a howitzer blast will signal the start of this year’s Marine Corps Marathon.