This building is so big….

Originally uploaded by In Shaw.

..I can see Dunbar High School from the corner of Florida and North Capitol. It is part of the skyline of the neighborhood. Now keep that in mind when someone wants to fiddle around with zoning rules to make a tall building. What is it? Nine or ten stories tall? A little further downtown a tall building next to a bunch of other tall buildings really don’t matter much. However, a tall building surrounded by a bunch of 2-3 story small homes, sticks out.

Catholics on Turkey Day

Monsignor Watkins

and Parishioners of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church

invite you to join us in celebrating a

Mass of Thanksgiving


10:30 AM

Church of the Immaculate Conception

8th and N Streets, Northwest

Washington, DC

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church has one of the most celebrated
Thanksgiving liturgies in Washington, featuring extraordinary music with
brass and choir. We hope you will be our guest, and bring a friend, as
together we offer thanks to God for the many blessings in our lives.

http://www.immacula teconception. biz

Another car crash

Accident at P and NJ
Originally uploaded by In Shaw.

They are probably still out there and I don’t know the story. But there were at least 2 squad cars on NJ Ave near P around a crashed car. I didn’t see a lot in the road and traffic was moving so I’m going to guess that it was one of those things that you walk away from.
Absolutely unrelated….. My neighbor’s rock!
I found a wine I liked at the Italian store, Litteri’s, and when I last went looking for it the guy told me that the distributor no longer carried it and there was no more. I was bummed and said if he happened to find another bottle tell my neighbor who works behind the deli counter (or the kids who work in the store too). Well tonight one of the neighbor’s sons comes knocking on my door with the last bottle of the San Giuseppe Prosecco from the store!

Odds, ends, stuff

Yes, I have seen the emergency legislation news that may finally get Vegetate some wine to go with your tofu.
And Bloomingdale had this up on the blog and I had been meaning to post it but there is some interest in putting a farmers market near R & 1st NW, but they need support.
I have very brief notes about the Nov 6th BACA meeting that I haven’t bothered putting on the super secret site, but on a no so secret site, last month’s BACA meeting (which I did not attend) has been available for reading.
Oh and DCist writes that there is a Tornado Warning for the city.

Inside the Tank: a WRI/Worldchanging Book Launch & Event

Friday, November 17, 2006
3:30 pm-5:30 pm
World Resources Institute, 10 G St NE Suite 800
Washington, DC 20002
United States
RSVP: worldchangingdc [at]

A Worldchanging/WRI networking event celebrating Worldchanging’s new book and the power of great ideas.

On Friday, November 17, Worldchanging and World Resources Institute will co-host a book launch and networking event celebrating Worldchanging’s new book and the power of great ideas. Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century is a 608-page compendium of the most innovative solutions, ideas and inventions for building a livable, prosperous future. Foreword by WRI Board Member Al Gore and an introduction by Bruce Sterling.

Topics include:

Consumer consciousness and new visions for industry
Non-toxic homes and refugee shelters
Effective philanthropy
Socially responsible investing
Starting a green business
Citizen media
Human rights
Ecological economics
Climate change
Worldchanging: A User’s Guide for the 21st Century is a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview of what’s possible in the near future-if we decide to make it so.

Inside the Tank: Worldchanging and WRI welcome fellow bloggers and other interested people to discuss the possibilities of a sustainable future.

RSVP: worldchangingdc [at]

For more information:

Robert Katz
Research Analyst,
World Resources Institute

Blagden meeting

| Blagden Alley Association |
| Monthly Meeting |
| |
| THURSDAY, November 16, 2006 |
| 7:30-9:00 pm |
| Marthlu and Hal’s |
| 905 M Street, NW |
| (A week EARLY so as not |
| to displace Thanksgiving.) |

The newsletter is here

1. Paul Harrison presentation on future O Street traffic.
2. 1217 Tenth Street update.
3. District Liquors. Get your block’s petition.
4. Police.
5. More.

Winter Garden

November Garden
Okay what I got left is a little cilantro, a bunch of onions, some chard, some mint, a lot of other herbs and some salad. But the garden is pretty much shut down. I’ve hacked down the tomatoes, removed a lot of dirt from pots and bagged it for Spring. The compost is full and I’ve got to bag that too for Spring use.
The tomatoes I have in the window have been turning red and yellow, so I’ve been making a lot of tabbouleh with the cilantro, mint and onions still growing in pots. The chard is so small I’m not eating it as regularly as I had been. And I know from last year that I will be taking a few onions from time to time, making good use of thyme and maybe getting a few arugula leaves throughout the Winter.
Spring, come fast.

Scene this morning at 6th and Florida

When I went to bed last night WUSA 9 was reporting that one person had died and another one was in critical condition. This morning, there was a backhoe tractor demolishing the house where a SUV crashed into the basement of the house on Florida Ave (LeDroit Park side). Police have blocked off Florida from 7th to 5th Street and the 90 buses are going on S Street.

Update: WUSA 9 has something as does the Washington Post, and I have two slightly related pix here and here.

SUV demolishes LeDroit house

Before heading to bed I was just about to turn off the TV when I saw the news report (WUSA 9)that just a few blocks from my house a SUV (kinda looks like a Jeepy thing) with windows blown out collapsed part of a building at FL and 6th. Good lord, people lived in that house! If it is the house I’m thinking about. I hope I am wrong. But the house across the street is unmistakable, the purple one with the porthole windows.
Maybe there might be more news when I wake up tomorrow.