Spy Truth & Fiction: Common Handgun Misnomers

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes There are basically three types of handguns—the revolver, the semi-automatic, and the automatic. All three are commonly misnamed or misrepresented in fiction. Before we get to the differences in those three [...]

National Geographic’s Harvest Festival, the official D.C. celebration of Food Day

National Geographic’s Harvest Festival, the official D.C. celebration of Food Day WHEN:       Saturday, Oct. 25 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  COST:   FREE  WHERE:         National Geographic Museum                       [...]
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Why people sometimes doubt children who have been abused

Why people sometimes doubt children who have been abused I recently read that a child who is being sexually abused or trafficked has to tell an average of seven adults before someone believes them. That’s messed up. If a child came to us [...]
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The Ever Softening Focus of the Life Lens

By KM Huber The turning of the life lens is like a kaleidoscope, quick glimpses of what might be, any and all a possibility. Not all choices will be clear, even momentarily, but those chosen find a forever as memories, a clarity all its own. Focus [...]
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American Wine Story Film Screening & Wine Tasting

Special Screening of American Wine Story followed by Q&A and a tasting reception showcasing the wineries featured in the film and presented by the owners and winemakers. Thursday, November 13, 2014 E Street Cinema 555 11th Street, [...]
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Islamic Radicals Attack Vienna

By Jay Holmes If you responded to the above title with thoughts of Al Qaeda or ISIS, it’s understandable. The most noticeable current events tend to occupy our day-to-day consciousness, but the attack that we refer to in this article occurred [...]

A Fab Tech Tool for Students Everywhere

By Jenny Hansen I’d have given a lot for a tablet and a Smartphone “back in the day.” And a Livescribe pen. And OneNote, the note-taking nirvana from Microsoft. My pals at Microsoft invited me to take a look at OneNote and [...]
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c2014, Vicki Hinze   EBOLA FAST FACTS By  Vicki Hinze   We’re not docs, and we don’t have a week or a month to sift through the data and find out what we need to know about Ebola.  We want the facts—quickly.  So here are the [...]
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Courthouse Beer Fest a Hit!

A HUGE THANKS FROM US TO ALL OF YOU It’s a complete pleasure to have launched the first ever Festival at Courthouse Clarendon! The Craft Beer, Music, Art and Poetry were superb capped by the performances of Christie Lenee and Frank Solivan [...]
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Where in the World is Kim Jong Un? Our Kim Watch

By Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes Someone’s missing, and it isn’t Waldo. Kim Jong Un hasn’t been seen in North Korea since September 3. Some are speculating about illnesses, diseases, and political coups. With the regular measure of concern [...]