Fun with ProQuest: An obseravation

I’ve been taking quick peeks at the Washington Post articles on ProQuest and there is something about how I approach them. Being in 2007, I’m aware how things turn out in the end, yet the surprise is in the discovery of where stuff came from. The people of the 50s, 60s, & 70s they don’t know how things are going to turn out. So I read about this and that plan for the area and things don’t always provide the results desired, and in some cases, I can’t tell if it has worked out. Also, not surprising to me, there is the messiness of the past, the corruption, sloth, distrust, confusion, and lack of funding that make their appearances.
Anyway, an article I’ve yet to read in its entirety is “Urban Renewal: A Slow, Painful Process: SW Developers Made Mistakes The City Now Hopes to Avoid,” by George Day. Washington Post 6/2/1969 p.C1. In it one little caption “Northwest One includes housing for elderly (rear) and Sursam [sic] Corda Project”. Sursum Corda, wonder how that’s working out?

She’s dead Jim

La Bicicleta muy fea is dead. Killed by a flat tire. All she needs is a new inner tube but I’m not putting one more cent into this bike. It’s now on the list of things to be tossed in the dumpster. The replacement bike is fine, rides better, but lacks the needed back rack. So yesterday I cannibalized parts off the bike and left it unlocked. I doubt anyone will steal it as I’ve left it unlocked before and it never left. The key is the ‘ugly’.

BACA meeting tonight w/ Mayor

The agenda for the evening will include remarks by:

Honorable Adrian Fenty

Mayor of the District of Columbia

as well as status reports from the following:

Membership Committee

Program Committee

Land Use, Planning and Economic Development Committee

Transportation Committee

Environmental Services Committee

Monday, April 2, 2007
Mount Sinai Baptist Church
3rd and Q Streets, N.W.

Rooms 1 and 2
7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.