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Summertime, and the livin' is...

June 27, 2011

A few lines of poetry for our readers in the month of June, with no sign that the fresh young beauty of this month will fade...

 

In The Summer

In the summer
I stretch out on the shore
And think of you
Had I told the sea
What I felt for you,
It would have left its shores,
Its shells,
Its fish,
And followed me.

by Nizar Qabbani (1923-1998), translated by B. Frangieh and C. Brown

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee.

by Emily Dickinson

What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

by Gertrude Jekyll

Photography by Tom Quiggle


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Fans wonder re Riggleman resignation II

June 23, 2011

And at Old Glory: Marshall Seedorff (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) And at Old Glory: Marshall Seedorff
Jim Riggleman’s resignation on Thursday as manager of the Washington Nationals was certainly a surprise to Washington’s baseball fans.  After all, the Nats had just won their afternoon game, which was the 11th win out of their last 12 games and were over over 500 for the first time since 2005.  But apparently Riggleman wanted a commitment to be the team’s manager next year, which he wasn’t getting.  So, win or lose, he quit right after the game.

 A Nats fan: Corey Cochran (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) A Nats fan: Corey Cochran
We spoke to fans on the street and in sports bars.  In the 3rd Edition on Wisconsin Avenue, Georgetown, Joe Roth found the “situation weird” and thought “something else is going on.” Laira Kolkin said straight up: “Good for him.”  

And in Old Glory, on M Street, Marshall Seedroff, was surprised:  “It certainly was out of the blue."

Further east, Corey Cochran, sitting at a sidewalk restaurant on P Street, Logan Circle, wearing a Nats cap, complimented Riggleman: “He said what he was going to do and he did it.”  Also on P Street,  runners were “frustrated, devastated [and found it] unbelievable.”

 

The team will play the Chicago White Sox on Friday.

in the 3rd Edition: (left) Joe Roth, Hoya Houck, Laira Kolkin, Key Houck, Amber Jones, Nina Bajaj and Zeshawn Uddin (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) in the 3rd Edition: (left) Joe Roth, Hoya Houck, Laira Kolkin, Key Houck, Amber Jones, Nina Bajaj and Zeshawn Uddin

 

 


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