Archive For The “musings” Category
Yes, I realize we are already a month into the new year. Maybe it just took some time to sink in for me. I admire all of you who had your new years goals and resolutions written and ready to go by January first. I usually get so caught up in all the traveling and [...]
I’m taking a little blog break for now. Connect with me on Twitter, @nikolenka, if you’d like to keep up with me while I’m not posting. Happy holidays!
Everybody out there is an expert on something. For some people, it’s nuclear engineering. For others, maybe it’s how to develop sophisticated computer programs. I happen to know how to make it through a hurricane. Which is lucky for you if you happen to be in the supposed path of Hurricane Sandy, aka FRANKENSTORM. Before [...]
Watch Women Are Not the Problem, They Are the Solution on PBS. See more from Independent Lens. It’s been almost two weeks since I watched this documentary, Half the Sky, and its heroes haven’t strayed far from my mind since. Check out the trailer, track it down online, give it some thought, and ask yourself [...]
Neighborhood festivals are a huge part of what makes DC a beautiful place to live. Even though, geographically, our fair district is on the tiny side (D.C. covers 68.3 sq miles of land; for comparison, Chicago covers 234 square miles), we have a huge variety of culturally distinct neighborhoods and enclaves which love to celebrate [...]
Twenty five years ago Mom wouldn’t let me hold you no matter how many times I asked. She said you were too delicate and we had to be very gentle with you. Now you are twice the size of me and no matter how hard I hug you, I’m pretty sure I can’t break you. [...]
Yesterday I was sitting in a cab, settling in for a long ride out to Dulles Airport. Eyes closed, I propped my elbow up on the window and was resting my head against my palm when I started to feel a burning sensation. Sleepily and slightly bewildered, I identified the cause as the driver’s lingering [...]
As of tomorrow morning, I’m falling off the grid for the week. It’s finally vacation time. If I’m able, I’ll post some shots of the exotic locales I’m exploring. Cheers and check back soon!
A twitter friend of mine, @dancetotheradio, is doing something this month that I think is pretty neat. She’s decided to spend all of July totally sober and to blog about what it’s like on her new tumblr, aptly named SoberJuly. She’s not doing it because she has a problem; as she writes in her first [...]
A couple days ago I explained about this social club that is new to DC called Grouper. You tell them your preferences and grant them some access to your Facebook profile and then they match you with someone whose done the same. You each bring two friends and the six of you meet up for [...]