If Only Metro Would Hire Paul Weber As Ad Campaign Director

Paul Weber's Metro Ads

The purpose of a PSA is to deliver an important message, but most often, that message is missed because either we already know it — “Smoking Kills,” “Don’t eat or drink on the Metro,” or “train doors don’t work like elevator doors if they close on you” — or we just don’t care — More...

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Food Trucks in Farragut Square in Washington DC
By David Gaines On Thursday, April 11th, 2013

My Two Cents On Others’ Two Cents Re: Food Truck Regulations

When I first read the latest proposals for food truck regulations, I was speechless. As in dumbfounded. And this is supposed to appeal to who? Obviously not those who patronize the food trucks and enjoy the variety. More...

St. Elizabeth's Hospital - Washington DC
By David Gaines On Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Obama’s Budget Helps Accelerate Making East of the River Be That Place To Work, Live, Play

As the lady and I consider neighborhoods to buy our first home, several have asked if we’ve considered locations East of the River. We have. But we’re not so interested. Essentially, it all comes More...

By David Gaines On Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Obviously I Need A Lesson In Enrolling a Child Into DC’s Charter Schools

As I patiently wait for the results of the handful of DC charter school lotteries we entered, and blogged what little I know about the DC school system, and just started to think about a plan B in case we didn’t More...

By David Gaines On Monday, March 18th, 2013

What To Do In DC That’s Family-Friendly, Free and Festive

As I was blogging about DC’s crime and education, I knew in the back of my mind that my brother probably won’t be moving into the actual District of Columbia. With a family of five, he and his family More...

DC Charter School Enrollment Chart
By David Gaines On Monday, March 18th, 2013
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Just Starting Our Education on DC’s Schools

Of course, if you’re moving to DC with kids, you want to know about the schools. And once you start to do your research, you’ll start to have more questions than answers. It is understood that Washington, More...

DC Homicides Since 1991
By David Gaines On Monday, March 18th, 2013

Should Transplants Be Worried About DC Being Murder Capital?

One of the first things you want to know about Washington, DC, especially if you have three little ones, is the crime rate. And one of the first things you’ll hear about Washington, DC, especially from people More...

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Washington DC 2013 Hurley Dancers
By David Gaines On Sunday, March 17th, 2013

The 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington DC

The ladies and I did our annual trip to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This slideshow requires JavaScript.  More...

Welcome to Washington DC
By David Gaines On Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Getting Ready For the Arrival Of More Gaines Family

So my brother and his family have decided to move to the DC region when he retires from the Air Force next year. No-brainer if you ask me, but then again, I’m biased. Spending the past couple of decades in More...

By David Gaines On Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

The New Design For Ballou High School Is Simply Stunning [Video]

After watching this video of the new design for Ballou High School, well, I’m stunned.  More...