Waking up in Venezuela

  A decade and a half ago I lived in Caracas, Venezuela. It’s the place where I grew up and the place that’s still home to many people in my family. Exactly fifteen years ago today Venezuelans, including my dad, my sister and me, took to the streets to protest the government of Hugo Chávez Frías. It…

An update on the reasons

In a misguided spring cleaning effort I deleted a lot of emails and just discovered that the email where I kept the original list of the 365 reasons was an unfortunate casualty of that. I can still come up with many, many reasons I love DC, but I am warning you that the reasons from…

Reason 185

#185: Wasim, the Dupont Circle t-shirt vendor. I live in Dupont Circle and am head-over-heels in love with my neighborhood. The first job I had in DC (and the reason I moved here) was in Dupont Circle. I remember super clearly how I showed up to Dupont Circle early on March 5, 2007 (see? I told…

Reason 186

#186: Washington Capitals They are awesome because hockey is awesome. It always surprises people that I like hockey because I grew up in a place where ice melts very fast. (It’s the same story with ice-skating.) I learned to love hockey at Northern Michigan University, which is the school I attended for undergrad. Northern is…