Primary Elections

Fenty or Gray? The question has circulated again and again. In addition to Gray, there are three Browns and an Orange running for office.

The sidewalk was jammed with supporters, banner-wavers, pamphleteers, and well-wishers. We voters felt famous — a red-carpet walk without the red carpet.

I walked in with a dear woman in a white sun hat who said she’d lived in DC for 50 years, her current apartment for “42, no 43 years.” I asked her if she was from Austria, since her English had that lovely pull, but she said “Portugal.” She is the first person I’ve met from Portugal. Ever. I love DC.

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About Carolyn

I live in Washington, D.C., write, teach, try to eat the requisite fruits and veggies daily, and avoid caffeine after 2 pm. I wonder about things a lot -- like why "pretty" means "pretty" and "not so much" and if I can ever perfect the single-portion, no-knead, daily baguette and how many people realize that Beau Brummel had a lot to do with our desire to bathe daily -- those of us who do in fact "take the daily."
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