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best cupcakes in dc

In case you didn’t know, cupcakes are kinda a big deal in Washington. Sure, there are a lot of attractions that bring visitors from all over the world to DC. The Capitol Building, the White House, the countless memorials and museums… but many folks are also keen to check out the cupcake scene. (Even though […]

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and we’re off to nepal and india!!

Huzzah, huzzah, oh happy days! I’m currently sitting in the Portland airport, just 4 (yes, 4) flights away from landing in Kathmandu. (It’s taking some serious self-control not to use 50 exclamation points at the end of every sentence.) This trip is a long time coming. I’ve always wanted to go to India as I’ve […]

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confronting gentrification and the issue of altruism in DC

Gentrification – a dynamic that emerges in poor urban areas when residential shifts, urban planning, and other phenomena affect the composition of a neighborhood. Urban gentrification often involves population migration as poor residents of a neighborhood are displaced. In a community undergoing gentrification, the average income increases and average family size decreases. This generally results in the […]

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