Highlight — The MJ Performance:
Definitely Not the Same Kennedy Street NW We Remember From Several Years Ago

Kennedy Street NW Street Festival in Washington, DC

Several years ago, the lady and I were looking for a new place to live, eventually settling down in Capitol Hill near H Street NE. We crisscrossed the city, though, and even took a look at a place for More...

by David Gaines | Published 2 weeks ago

Passport DC:
Najwa Getting Her Face Painted at Embassy of Costa Rica


Every year we usually make it out to Passport DC, as we did again this year. The plan was to stop by the Kenyan Embassy now that they seem to be regulars, but the line to get More...

Smithsonian Kite Festival:
Najwa’s (And Ours) First Time Flying a Kite

Najwa flying a kite at the Smithsonian Kite Festival

Though it was cold, really really cold, we went out to the National Mall for the Smithsonian Kite Festival anyway. Partly because we missed it last year, when I first bought More...

Play Work Build:
Developing the Engineer in Najwa at the NBM’s “Play Work Build” Exhibit

Najwa at the National Building Museum

Everyone who knows me knows I’m an advocate for girls focusing on STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering, Math]. More specifically, I want to encourage Najwa to focus More...

Taking Selfies While Waiting for the 80 Bus

Najwa and dad

I remember back in the day when Saturdays were invented for people like me to sleep until Sunday morning, wake, watch the Redskins game, go to bed and start the week all over More...

Passport DC:
Kenya Finally Opens Doors at Passport DC


Finally! Kenya has opened the doors to its country for Passport DC! There was a poster with photos of each tribe in Kenya in full tribal gear. Nduku’s tribe: Kamba. We More...

DJ's Crew

DJ’s Crew Well Represented at MS Walk

Devin told me he thought raising even $5,000 was being hopeful for the MS Walk. He raised over $10,000. And DJ’s Crew all got together to walk with him this weekend at More...

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving dinner with Cornish hens, Karahi lamb, biscuits, cranberry, turkey breast, homemade chicken pot pie, corn casserole, mac n’ cheese, green beans, salad, pumpkin More...

Nduku’s Sister Mutethya’s Visit to the Nation’s Capitol

Work brought Mutethya, Nduku’s sister, to the United States from Dubai who then had some time to come visit us in Washington, DC. Photos from our visits to the U.S. Capitol More...

Birthday Dinner at Asian Spice in Chinatown

Nduku took me out to Asian Spice for my birthday. I was impressed with the place, a bit fancier than I was expecting. The food was really good though they were out of Kal Bi! More...

“Grain Brain” Already Feeding My Mind With Food For Thought

Grain Brain

So to begin my goal of 52 books in 52 weeks, I got started with Dr. David Perlmutter’s Grain Brain: The Surprising More...

4 Books To Start Off My 52 Book Goal for 2014

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

The goal for 2014 is to read an average of one book a week. Or more. And blog more about it. I’ve come More...

The Epic of Gilgamesh

Epic of Gilgamesh

Click the image to download the book.Out of pure curiosity I’m reading the Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh, More...

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