Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bomb scare in Adams Morgan?

The block between Columbia and 18th and Calvert Street at Lanier/Adams Mill Rd., was blocked off with yellow police tape late this morning into the early afternoon. A posting on the neighborhood mailing list said it was in response to a bomb scare. The Washington Post said it was a suspicious package.

This is the second weird thing to happen on that block in relatively short period. On Friday, the Wells Fargo branch on this block was robbed by a man with a gun, the Washington City Paper reported.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Opposing DC's gambling law

DC's plan to make gambling widely available online and in restaurants, bars and hotels is a very bad idea and something I deeply opposed.

I've been trying to get the local Adams Morgan ANC interested in this issue and hopefully they'll agree to at least look into it.

The DC Lottery will approve the permit/licensing process for creating these neighborhood electronic casinos, but the law provides no oversight or notice to neighborhoods.

The ANC often invites local officials to its meetings to discuss topics of interest. I'd really like to see them invited someone from the DC Lottery to explain the process they will use to improve electronic casinos in bars and restaurants.

I'm working with another person to try to organize something against this Internet gambling law. The site is brand new but includes an argument as to why this law is bad.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The murse on 18th St. NW

Canvas bag in window at Meeps

I saw this bag (above) in the window of Meeps on 18th.  It had potential as a man bag or murse, which is what the Urban Dictionary defines as “a man-purse -- very fashion-forward right now, seen on many hipster guys” and something that can be also be used to carry a laptop computer. 

Design that takes ordinary item, a military green canvass bag, and then adds art has appeal. The art on the Meeps bag preserves its original rugged, utilitarian and practical look even as the art turns the bag into a canvas.

I also have a military style canvas bag (photo to the right), and attached a button with an iconic image of Marilyn Monroe, a fast design shortcut but not nearly as effective or interesting as the bag in the Meeps window.