Archive: Luminaries

I Am 'Permanent Washington'

I am a Virginian. I am not a Washingtonian. Yet I am part of the "permanent Washington." For me, the permanent Washington is based on family and has been defined by a community circle of schools; children's sports teams; cultural,...

By editors | December 17, 2008; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sally Quinn: Is Washington More Immoral Than Other Cities?

So many people "outside the Beltway" have a negative view of Washington. It is a city, they believe, filled with power-mad, egomaniacal liars, scoundrels, thieves and phonies. In order to win an election, you have to run against Washington. They...

By editors | December 10, 2008; 01:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

A Shared Nonchalance

I started out my life in a Georgetown house my parents rented on R Street, diagonally across from the Georgetown Public Library. From a young age, I could pass back and forth between the reading room and home several times...

By editors | December 9, 2008; 10:43 AM ET | Comments (3)

Gene Weingarten: Appreciate the Absurd

Some years ago, shortly after moving to Washington, I was riding in a cab downtown when the driver hit the brakes. We came to a standstill. "Every [adjectival form of a very rude word] day," said the driver. Traffic on...

By editors | December 3, 2008; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

"A Million Little Things"

There are a million little things that I love about this city, beginning with my daughters, who are Washingtonians. All three of my girls were born at Sibley Memorial Hospital. They were raised on puree I made from vegetables bought...

By Washington Post staff | October 21, 2008; 10:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

"Someplace Special"

To be a Washingtonian is to know at a very early age that you live someplace special. I learned that truth as a child born at the dawn of World War II. My earliest recollections are of machine guns stationed...

By Washington Post staff | October 17, 2008; 03:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

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