Archive: Reader Submission

The Washingtonian: 'Power and Intrigue'

by William Paul Rodgers, Jr. The Washingtonian is that breed of person who thrives on being in the district chosen by George Washington and in the city designed by Pierre L'Enfant. Washington is the City of Power and Intrigue...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pride and Preference

by Shirley Caporaletti What does it mean to be a Washingtonian? Let me tell you. Excitement, pride, preference and caution. (I was born and raised in DC; 3rd generation. Simply being born and raised in the "District", gives you bragging...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Becoming a Washingtonian

by Barbara Glickman I have lived just over half my life here, moving here in 1980. I worked the summer of 1977 as an intern for the Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare and lived in Georgetown and fell in...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Part of the Greatest Show on Earth'

by Mae Scanlan My love affair with Washington began in 1948, when my father was transferred to the Navy's Bureau of Ships. I was 16. I have lived in Washington ever since. Let me tell you what being a Washingtonian...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Family Ties'

by Joanne Howell I was born in Washington in Saul's Addition on January 31, 1917. My mother, grandmother, and also her mother, my great-grandmother, were born in Washington D.C. I lived in Washington all my life except for three...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Washingtonian Roots'

by Gregory White To be born, raised, and have a lifetime worth of sure knowledge and true experience with topics and culture that make up the fiber and fabric of the glorious international and cosmopolitan city that is Washington, D.C....

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

An Intellectual Playground

by Michael Rhode For me, Washington is not the political city featured in the Post, or the city of neighborhoods in George Pelecanos' novels. Washington's small town feel was quite a shock when I arrived for college in 1983, but...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'A Canvas Painted With Different Shades'

by Candace Tyler Being a Washingtonian is about wrapping yourself in a cultural quilt so diverse it blankets continents from South America to Africa, indulging in scents and colors foreign to you, and realizing that Washington is a canvas painted...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Poem: The Washingtonians

by Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt Because we want to define, because we live in a time when definitions matter, pinpointing popular, (finger-pointing more so), we've been asked to ask one another, "Who are we, the people?" We are Washingtonians, not the...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

A Loyal Fan

by Bill Bride Watching the Redskins now and thinking of the great teams from the '70's and '80's under George Allen and Joe Gibbs.... Watching the Nationals in their new stadium and thinking about the times my Dad took me...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

'The Good With the Bad'

by Sharise Harrison A true Washingtonian is a person who appreciates the wonderful city in which they live. Whether they've been here for six weeks or six generations a Washingtonian revels in the unique ability to call Washington, DC home....

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Quintessentially Washington'

by Bob Fagin Life in Washington, DC is about the intersection of the mundane of everyday life with the realities of the world. Until a few years ago I was a lifelong resident of Washington, and this is a...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Washington Argument'

by Wendy Cook wrote a post on my blog about why I love this area. Having moved here recently from NY, I never thought I could live any where else. Now I could never go back. http://motherrising.blogspot.com/2008/10/nova-kid-haps.html And of course,...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'An Overgrown Small Town'

by David L. Meyer Our Nation's Capital is often simply an overgrown small town. Time and again over my 56 years here this maxim has proven to be true in subtle, unanticipated ways. These often spontaneous moments remind me that...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Born to Be a Washingtonian'

by Rodney J. Becker I found myself, a New York City boy, on the Eastern Shore at Wallops Is., MD, for my second professional job as a meteorologist way back in the early '60s. Rumor had it that our unit...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'A Seventh Generation Washingtonian'

by Nancy Darcey Rudy As a seventh generation Washingtonian my family's history permits me to call myself an authentic native Washingtonian. As a Washingtonian you have no problem recalling taking a trolley to Glen Echo Park; it was special,...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Goosebumps and Hope'

by Moya Benoit Thompson Even though I grew up in the suburbs, I have always considered myself a Washingtonian. I often tell people how lucky I am to come from a place of such diversity and history. I spent my...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

'Born Inside the Diamond'

by Emily S. Goldman Someone who . . . • Was born inside "the Diamond" - and knows what "the Diamond" is • As a kid climbed on the then-existing triceratops in front of the Museum of Natural History...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'Inauguration Day'

by Natalie T. Ganley I am never more proud to be a Washingtonian than on Inauguration Day. Only once have I been absent from the city January 20. That dramatic day in 1961 I was dreaming backwards through homesick tears...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Washington: In Pictures

by Lauren Henkin...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

'In the Loop'

by Ruth Darmstadter It means to think I'm "in the loop" of being informed of things that are going on in the city, the country, and in the world-- Even if I'm not; It means to think I'm aware of...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

'A Real Native'

by Jeannette Bradley Dere Just being born in the city Washington does not make a person a native of the District of Columbia. Ones forbearers make a big contribution in their claim to being a real native. My great...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

DNA of a Washingtonian

by Roberta Birdman Living here, it helps to have an inquiring mind and a boundless appreciation of history. Everywhere you look on the National Mall and even around the city, there are symbols of the past, i.e., memorials, monuments,...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Potomac Fervor

by Margaret Cheney Washingtonians are erudite. Book sales top the nation. Strangers remark about people reading on the metro, bus, elevators, walking down the street, even when driving. Washingtonians travel widely, do cutting edge research and throng Smithsonian lectures. On...

By washingtonpost.com editors | January 26, 2009; 09:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reader Submission: A Loyal Washington Sports Fan

What It Means to Be a Washingtonian Watching the Redskins now and thinking of the great teams from the '70's and '80's under George Allen and Joe Gibbs.... Watching the Nationals in their new stadium and thinking about the times...

By washingtonpost.com editors | December 29, 2008; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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