by Borderstan.com March 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm 2,052 0

Timothy_PaulFrom Mary El Pearce.  Follow her on Twitter@CupcakesDC and email her at maryelp[At]borderstan.com

If you take a stroll down 14th Street NW without a particular destination in mind, you’ll probably miss a lot. The juxtaposition between new, old and renovated buildings makes for exhilarating window shopping, but if you find yourself on a not-so-pretty block you may pass over a gem.

“This block will always look this way,” says Timothy Paul, owner of Timothy Paul Carpets & Textiles of his store’s block located on 14th Street  between Rhode Island Avenue. and P Street. “That guy owns the building his shop is in; he lives above it.” He goes on to tell me about the other small business owners around him. After nine years in his location, he knows the neighborhood and the people who make it what it is.

The outside of Paul’s modern-looking store is surprisingly camouflaged amid the older stores, whose shabby exteriors tells the neighborhood’s history and their resistance to gentrification. Somehow, even so close to the Whole Foods whose urban prophecy: “If you build it, they will come,” seems fulfilled, these seemingly out of place shops survive. But then again, so does the upscale carpet store nestled among them.

Inside Timothy Paul’s store you’ll find carpets in brilliant colors and patterns, no one like any of the others. Not only are the carpets woven to last for decades, each one has a story behind it. If you ask Paul, who you’ll find in the store almost every day, he’ll tell you all the background he knows on every piece. And if you’re wondering where to get a great cup of coffee afterwards, he can tell you that as well, and who to talk to when you get there. Shopping here is an experience, and Paul will guide you through it with the kind of details only a longtime resident who is passionate about his trade and his neighborhood can offer.

Borderstan: Why did you decide to open a small business?

Timothy Paul: I went to school to be a painter, so at 27 I was painting during the day and waiting tables at night, and I realized I had to do something that resembled a career. I went to work for this woman in a rug shop, and she saw my enthusiasm and said, Here’s the ball, run with it. I had a lot of ideas on how to do it on my own and I was willing to take the risk, so I opened my own shop nine and a half years ago.

Borderstan: What do you like about carpets and textiles?

Paul: I like their uniqueness. They may have been originally created as garments, bed covers or wall hangings that were woven by an individual in their home or tent. I look at the material and use it differently. These pieces are labor and time intensive, and in that sense they’re like works of art. It parallels what I went to school for.

Borderstan: How has your life changed since you opened your own business?

Paul: In my home I’m surrounded by beautiful things that I probably wouldn’t own otherwise. This experience has taken me to places I probably wouldn’t otherwise have been to. As a business owner, you have to get up every day and tie your own shoelaces. Your and your store’s survival depend on you. So it’s probably made me tougher and harder working.

Borderstan: What’s the most challenging thing about running a small business in DC?

Paul: No. 1 is the price of doing business, and at the top of that list is the rent. DC has come through this recession better than any other city in the country, so rents are high and spaces are hard to come by. The second major hurdle is the Internet. It’s a wonderful thing that’s helped businesses, small and large, but in a small business like ours it can hurt, because we don’t have the capital to compete with rug producers who can sell their products directly on their website or through sites like One Kings Lane or Gilt. Customers will come in and look at my carpets then wait to shop on these websites, so I’ve made nothing and invested a lot. What the consumer doesn’t realize is that it’s not always cheaper online.

Borderstan: Any advice to someone thinking about starting a business?

Paul: Be patient and learn the business. If you want to open up a wine shop, go work for a wine shop for two or three years then work for another wine shop for two or three years, then work for an exporter. The failure of a lot of people is they love a particular thing or activity, so they open a store, and running a shop it’s not just about selling. It’s about inventory, negotiating a lease, hiring employees. For all that, you’d do better to gain some experience first.

Save your money. The price of doing business is so expensive, and now with the recession it’s so hard to get a loan. Be kind to your relatives and parents, because you’ll need some sort of income to get through.

And finally, you have to have all the confidence in the world. I never thought I would fail. I thought, I’m going to be doing this the rest of my life.

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by Borderstan.com March 28, 2012 at 10:00 am 1,777 1 Comment

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Great breakfast options at Blind Dog Cafe. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Alejandra Owens. You can find her at her food blog, One Bite At A Time. Alejandra also writes for City Eats DC, a Food Network site, where you can book dinner reservations. Email her at alejandra[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter at @frijolita.

Admittedly, it took me awhile to get to Blind Dog Cafe. I have a bit of an aversion when it comes to anything labeled “pop-up” lately. It’s not rational. I realize I am probably missing out on some good food, or fun experiences. I just hate the fact that everyone’s using the label as a ploy to get people to their boutique/restaurant/food-truck-gone-brick-and-mortar.

But then I realized, Blind Dog Cafe has been open for six weeks now and while co-owner, Noah Karesh maintains it’s still a pop-up, you start to get the feeling that they might be sticking around for awhile.

Having taken over the unused day space at Darnell’s Bar (it opens at 5 pm), Blind Dog is a full-service coffee shop and cafe named after Baxter, the de facto blind dog belonging to one of the owners. (Baxter is also the model for the company logo.) Comfy cushions line sun-washed window seats, curlicued cafe chairs complement large tables where you’re bound to mix and mingle with whoever happens to sit next to you.

In fact, during my visit last week I ended up chatting with another local blogger, whom I had been following for months but never met! Fresh home from a week in Austin, my morning at Blind Dog left me feeling as though a bit of that famously friendly city had been transported right to the corner of Florida and W Street.

But where Blind Dog really outshines its competition is in the quality of its food and coffee. My breakfast sandwich put quite a few of DC’s breakfast sandwiches to shame: a buttery, flaky croissant with a slice of fluffy egg frittata and two thick cut slices of chorico sausage… yes and thank you! Said sandwiches are served all day and easily worth the trek from any location in Borderstan.

Oh, and the baked goods welcoming you when you walk in the door? Well, they’re all made in-house, with one KitchenAid mixer. Their pastry chef, and sometimes barista, is working on perfecting bagels too. You know, no big deal. (I’d also recommend nabbing a cherry chocolate chip cookie if they happen to be there during your visit.)

If the perfect cafe’s trifecta consists of food, coffee and wi-fi, then Blind Dog has all three. (They’re serving PT’s Coffee, which was lovely.) It’s an easy spot to plop down with your laptop, get some work done and still eat and drink yourself into a blissful state. So, while the owners feels out the neighborhood, and gauge the neighborhood’s interest in them, I plan on visiting as frequently as my schedule allows. I’m crossing my fingers they stick around, or that if they have to move, they stay in Borderstan.

Blind Dog Cafe

  • Where Am I Going: 944 Florida Avenue NW, corner of Florida and W Street.
  • When Am I Going: 7:30 am to 4pm, 7 days a week.
  • Paycheck Pain: Not much. Coffees are anywhere from $2.50 to $4 and a breakfast sandwich will set you back $6.

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by Borderstan.com March 28, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,070 1 Comment

From Alden Leonard. Contact him at alden[AT]borderstan.com and follow him @aldenleonard on Twitter.

Mayor Vincent Gray and Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced Monday the arrest of a suspect in the March 11 shooting at the Columbia Heights IHOP. LaShawn Carson, a 27-year-old woman, has been charged with aggravated assault while armed.

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Recent anti-gay violence led to a march from Columbia Heights to Dupont on Tuesday, March 20. (Luis Gomez Photos)

“I am pleased and relieved to announce that a suspect in this dastardly crime has been arrested,” Gray said in a statement.

The incident, which has been labeled an anti-gay hate crime under DC law, sparked a public outcry by community leaders and advocates, occurring in a series of of violence perpetrated on LGBT individuals.

In addition to the IHOP incident a gay man was badly beaten a few days later at the corner of Irving Street and Georgia Avenue NW, suffering serious injuries to his face and jaw.

On Tuesday, March 20, in an effort to raise awareness about violence towards the LGBT community, more than 500 people gathered at the IHOP at 14th and Irving Streets NW to march silently from Columbia Heights to Dupont Circle, passing the site of the assault at Irving and Georgia. The march was organized on Facebook by friends of the victims, Silent March for Victims of GLBT Violence.

The victim of the March 11 attack, who was hospitalized for a gunshot wound to his liver, is out of the hospital. The man who was robbed and beaten at Irving and Georgia Avenue NW has also been released from hospital.

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by Borderstan.com March 28, 2012 at 6:00 am 0

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“BicycleSPACE” is by ep_jhu from the Borderstan flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “BicycleSpace” was taken by ep_jhu on March 17.

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by Borderstan.com March 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm 1,202 3 Comments

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Tourists along the Tidal Basin (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Mike Kohn. Have an urban etiquette right that needs to be wronged? Find Mike on Twitter at@mike_kohn or send him an email at mike[AT]borderstan.com.

Given that Friday was the only beautiful day of the weekend, I thought I would take advantage and partake in my token annual visit to the Cherry Blossoms.

Unfortunately for me, I was not alone in that thinking. Everyone and their mother decided to drop by, so what should normally have been a casual walk around the Tidal Basin turned into a somewhat maddening journey that involved me weaving in and out of what I can only assume were several groups of tourists and fighting to make it across bridges in a speed that actually exceeded that of molasses.

I considered afterwards all of the things that I probably should have paid closer attention to, all of which apply to the Borderstan hood:

  • Everyone takes photos. I did actually think about this and managed to stop myself short, but I had to apologize for being in a couple people’s memories when I was walking too fast to notice.
  • There are WAY too many people traveling with pets and babies. I accidentally cut off a stroller. I did feel badly because the mother was clearly in distress mode, but I was distressing about feeling trapped behind her.
  • Many of these people have never seen these things (or been to the District for that matter) before. While this was my 7th visit to the festival, it still has that inaugural excitement to it for a lot of tourists, so naturally, they want to stop and admire, rather than powering through. I felt even more aggressive than I usually do in a city where things are generally more fast-paced.

Ah, things to remember for next year…

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by Borderstan.com March 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm 1,097 0

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Jack Jacobson at his campaign kickoff Saturday, March 24. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Matty Rhoades. Email him at matty[AT]borderstan.com.

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Jack’s Jacobson, center,  with his parents, Kimberly and Earl. Jacobson’s parents came to the event from their hometown of  Sioux Falls, South Dakota. (Luis Gomez Photos)

Jack Jacobson officially kicked off his campaign for the Ward 2 DC Board of Education seat on Saturday night with a fundraiser at The Chastleton, 16th and R Streets NW.

“People should always understand that everything revolves around public education. Public safety, economic development… everything goes back to good public schools,” Jacobson told the crowd.

Jacobson announced on March 12 that he was running for the seat; incumbent Mary Lord confirmed that she will seek re-election. Jacobson is now an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner for ANC 2B/Dupont, representing District 04. There is no primary for the non-partisan School Board seats, and the candidates will be on the November 6 general election ballot.

“I want to make sure that our schools are places where everyone is supported — students, families, teachers,” said Jacobson.

During his remarks on Saturday, Jacobson again emphasized his involvement with public education in DC –citing his work as a reading mentor at Marie Reed Learning Center with Everybody Wins, to becoming a charter member of the DC Public Education Fund’s Young Professionals Committee, to participating in Ross Elementary School’s Safe Routes to School Program.

Lord was first elected to the Ward 2 Board of Education seat in a special election in August 2007, and then to a full term in 2008. Jacobson was first elected to his ANC seat in a special election in March 2008, and then elected to full terms in November 2008 and 2010.

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by Borderstan.com March 27, 2012 at 10:30 am 1,052 0

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Nationals Park: Ready to play! (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Scott Leibowitz. Find Scott on Twitter @Lebodome. Email him at scott[AT]borderstan.com.

It’s official. Winter is over. Yup, that was way too easy. I think I only wore my winter boots once and, frankly, I definitely did it for the sake of wearing them (knowing my luck, we’ll get 10 inches in mid-April).  For those who aren’t sure that our planet’s climate is changing, you obviously live under a rock.

For everyone else in Borderstan, spring means renewal, fresh flowers, and of course, DC kickball (got a new team this season, new offense name, and I am excited). BTW, if you missed it check out In the Lebodome: The Five People You Meet at DC Kickball.

One other spring activity that comes to mind is America’s first pastime, baseball. If you haven’t heard, and judging by last year attendance and the general stature of the team you probably haven’t, our good old Washington Nationals are finally ready to be a team worth mentioning.

They’ve got some pitching, a few bats for the middle of the order, and actual defense.  Most importantly, the division seems in flux. With baseball’s new playoff system, there is actually a slim chance that DC could see it’s first-ever October baseball! As someone who watched their inaugural season at RFK for $5 a seat, this is quite a step up.  Sure, the Phillies and the newly named Miami Marlins will be good, but this baseball season, anything can happen.

Opening day in DC is April 12 against the Cinncinati Reds but they also have a home exhibition game April 5 against the Boston Red Sox. Tickets are always available, its right on the green line, and the food/drinks are quite tasty/bit pricey. So, dust off your “W” hat, look up Navy Yard on your Metro map app, and get excited because baseball will be back soon.

In case you were curious how the rest of the town is doing…

Capitals, Hockey: Ovi is still Ovi but this team is hanging on the edge between playoffs and going golfing in April. If they do somehow make it, expect a first round blowout to the dominant New York Rangers or Sidney Crosby’s revived Pittsburgh Penguins. On the bright side, Ovi has a humerous March Madness bracket.

Wizards, Basketball: Woof. No doubt that the best basketball team in the district this year was the Georgetown Hoyas. Just read this article from USA Today describing Washington as the place where coaches come to get fired. Quite telling, I thought.

Redskins, Football: DC is already getting excited for their franchise quarterback.   And who knows? Maybe with all of the new talent they signed, and Rex Grossman not running the offense, they may compete. As every local fan tells me, they did beat the Super Bowl champion Giants twice last season. I thought this small scandal was a bit strange, unsure how to react. Would love a fresh take on this…

D.C. United, Soccer: Saw this. Trying to get excited. Looking to see a game soon, review to come.

What’s on My Mind

I saw Hunger Games (didn’t read the book) and liked it. As long as this series doesn’t become the next Harry Potter in terms of fandom, I’m looking forward to more movies.

Links! Links! Ice Cold Links!

  • The next great foodtruck is coming soon.
  • Great “60 Minutes” piece on the best tennis player on Earth, Novak Djokovic
  • I had 3 out of 4 Final Four teams, not bad. Enjoy the finals this weekend

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by Borderstan.com March 27, 2012 at 8:00 am 0

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A plethora of Borderstan-area restaurants picked up 2012 nominations from the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Alejandra Owens. You can find her at her food blog, One Bite At A Time. Alejandra also writes for City Eats DC, a Food Network site, where you can book dinner reservations. Email her at alejandra[AT]borderstan.com and follow her on Twitter at @frijolita.

Each year the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington names a group of outstanding restaurants, chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, pastry chefs and restaurant staff that have helped develop and advance the DC food scene. Not only are these folks outstanding at what they do, but they are also an integral part of our neighborhood. They help us make memories, create an ambience and environment where friends can gather, families can relax and so much more.

We are incredibly lucky to live in a neighborhood with not just so much wonderful food, but also with so many wonderful people who live and work to make it happen every day. Cheers to this year’s list of nominees for the awards — known as the RAMMYs — and good luck to all when the winners who will be announced this June. Last year four neighborhood restaurants took home RAMMYS in June (see Logan Circle Restaurants Take Home Some 2011 RAMMYs).

The following restaurants from Borderstan were nominated for a 2012 RAMMY:

Upscale Casual Restaurant of the Year

  • Birch & Barley

Casual Restaurant of the Year

  • Bar Pilar
  • C.F. Folks
  • Hank’s Oyster Bar and Lounge – DC

Neighborhood Gathering Place of the Year

  • Bistrot Du Coin
  • Café Saint-Ex

New Restaurant of the Year

  • Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Rising Culinary Star of the Year

  • Justin Bittner – Bar Pilar

Wine Program of the Year 

  • Cork Wine Bar

Beverage/Mixology Program of the Year

  • Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Hottest Restaurant Bar Scene of the Year

  • Black Jack
  • Marvin

Restaurateur of the Year

  • Michael Babin – Neighborhood Restaurant Group
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by Borderstan.com March 27, 2012 at 6:00 am 0

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“Happy Spring” is by dracisk from the Borderstan flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Happy Spring” was taken by dracisk on March 17.

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by Borderstan.com March 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1,207 0

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Cash Mob at OLD CITY green, Saturday, March 24. Owner Frank Asher is pictured at top left. (Luis Gomez Photos)

OLD City green at 9th and N Streets NW was Think Local First DC‘s (TLFDC) beneficiary of National Cash Mob Day, occurring on Saturday, March 24. The organization announced last week that it would pick a TLF DC member and announce the beneficiary on Saturday morning.

Borderstan reported last week that OLD City green will be open for another season at its current location.

What’s a cash mob, you ask? It’s sort of like a flash mob, but participants spend rather than dance. Cash mobs are organized through social media and bring groups of people together to stimulate local businesses, which have been undercut by deal sites like Groupon and Living Social.

TLFDC’s board nominated member-businesses based on their contributions to the community, among other factors, according to Executive Director Stacey Price. “The business also had to have affordable merchandise, in the $20 price range, and offer something for both men and women,” said Price.

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by Borderstan.com March 26, 2012 at 1:00 pm 1,241 1 Comment

From Alden Leonard. Contact him at alden[AT]borderstan.com and follow him @aldenleonard on Twitter.

The Washington Business Journal reports that D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is putting wireless companies to shame for a greedy practice impacting the safety of DC citizens. (See Lanier Joins Effort to Stem Smartphone Thefts; Tech Component Vital from February 16.)

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Smartphones and portable electronic devices are targeted by robbers in street crimes. (Luis Gomez Photos)

By refusing to use technology that permanently deactivates a stolen smartphone, the industry puts profit over safety, Lanier said. The Police Chief explained how this practice, a source of revenue for wireless carriers, gives thieves continued incentive to steal smartphones.

Lanier’s comments, given Tuesday on NBC’s Today Show, come amidst a spike in smartphone robberies in the District and a Police initiative to combat the trend.

According to Dcist, “Last week, D.C. police announced the arrest of 16 people associated with 13 businesses that were peddling the stolen phones.”

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by Borderstan.com March 26, 2012 at 10:30 am 1,984 1 Comment

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The rooftop deck at 1905 Restaurant is scheduled to open before May 1. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Luis Gomez. Catch his photos on Picplz and at One Photograph A Day. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGomezPhotos.

The soon-to-be rooftop deck at 1905 Restaurant is actually a garden, according to owner Tony Lucca. With views of the Washington Monument and the neighborhood, Lucca expects to open the rooftop deck-garden before May 1.

In line with the concept of 1905 as a comfortable space — like your living room–‘the Garden,’ as it will be known, is a great outdoor space. It makes use of reclaimed wood and old metal sheets, and has details with lights and colorful glass. From the bar, windows allow a peek of the Washington Monument.

1905’s Chef Matthew Richardson is still working on a small plates menu based on comfort food for the outdoor space. As for the drinks, in the Garden, you will be able to enjoy the Hot Kentucky, which is a combination of 1905’s house-made Cayenne ginger lemonade and bourbon, as well as the rest of their cocktail menu.  Lucca also expects the Garden will have a few specialty drinks of its own soon after opening.

The Garden will have the same hours as the restaurant. Eventually, Lucca hopes to open both the restaurant and deck on Sundays, and to begin offering Saturday brunch as well.

For Lucca, creating a space that is enjoyable for his neighbors is a must: “It should show how much 1905 values its relationship with the community,” he says.

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by Borderstan.com March 26, 2012 at 8:00 am 1,532 1 Comment

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Scott Thompson writes a biweekly column for Borderstan.com.

From Scott Thompson. Follow Scott on Twitter @foureyedblond or email him at thompson[AT]@borderstan.com.

Today, Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone released her 12th studio album, MDNA.

Whether they chose to publicly admit it or not, Washingtonians of every age and gender will be tuning into YouTube, iTunes, and Pandora throughout the day to listen to Madge’s latest musical output.   It’s a tradition that goes back to the moment when each one of us first discovered Madonna’s music.

My moment began on a trampoline — 21-years ago.

In 1991, half way through my second semester of first grade, my father finally accepted the fact that his high-school All-American athletic genes had skipped a generation.  That spring, like every spring since 1982, he propped me up in the back yard, placed a leather mitt on my left hand, and threw a ball at me.

Without fail, the ball whizzed past my head — or landed at my feet — or bounced off the mitt that was muffling my terrified screams.  The same spectacle occurred every summer with soccer balls, every fall with footballs, and every winter with basketballs.

Realizing that his son had far more in common with Ferdinand the Bull than Mickey Mantle, my father had an epiphany.  He descended into the basement and pulled out the one piece of athletic equipment he knew I could master:  the trampoline.  A mini trampoline in fact, which my mother had used in the mid-’80s for aerobics.

His idea proved ingenious.

Every day after school, I would board my mini-trampoline and bounce. If it were sunny, I would bounce in the driveway. If it rain were raining, I would bounce in the garage. Like Tom Sawyer’s friends painting the fence, I bounced with no purpose, no abandon, and no shame.

The problem with my trampoline routine, however, was the musical accompaniment. With no money to my name, I had inherited my parents’ cassettes and blasted them on my boom box as I bounced along. Billy Joel. The Beach Boys. Stevie Nicks. Eventually, after my 1,000th prepubescent belting of “Stand Back,” my father decided I needed new music, so he purchased and handed me a newly released cassette:  Madonna’s “The Immaculate Collection.”

It was a revelation.

Within a matter of months, I had memorized every lyric to “Holiday” and “Open Your Heart.” I had become a proud member of the “Like a Prayer” church chorus, and I knew the exact moment I had to jump in the air in order to stay in rhythm with “Vogue.”

As my parents watched Chicago Bulls’ games and my sister finished her homework, they listened quizzically to the odd combination of springs coiling, Madonna, and their son/brother’s voice emanating from the garage. I imagine intrigue turned to horror every time the lyrics of “Justify My Love” entered the fray.

But they never interfered. They knew that Madonna, much like my trampoline, had given my young life new energy and new joy.

This morning, as I listened to MDNA, I recalled fondly those days — when a pair of Reeboks, a boom box, and a bouncy melody were all I needed to have a great day. For 30 years, Madonna has fueled her career by sticking to that same philosophy – and 300 million album sales support her case.

So today, I salute Madonna for giving all of us music that makes us dance and makes us smile.

But most of all, I salute my Dad. This one’s for you:

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by Borderstan.com March 26, 2012 at 12:26 am 0

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News from Dupont-Logan-U Street.

From Cody Telep. Follow him on Twitter @codywt, email him at cody[AT]borderstan.com.

A stabbing occurred Sunday at about 4 pm on T Street NW near the intersection with 14th Street NW. Police Service Area (PSA) 307 Lieutenant Jeffery Carroll reported that officers discovered the victim while on patrol.

The victim was transported to a hospital and no information on the individual’s condition was immediately available, but the Washington Examiner reported that the victim was breathing and conscious.

Carroll also announced that an arrest was made in the case after a canvass of the area by officers. No information on the suspect was released, but the original police alert noted that the suspect was a Hispanic male.

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by Borderstan.com March 26, 2012 at 12:05 am 0

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“Ben’s” is by Lauren PM from the Borderstan flickr pool.

Photos of the Day are pulled from the Borderstan Reader Photos pool on Flickr.

Today’s photo, “Ben’s” was taken by Lauren PM on March 11, U Street NW. Ben’s Chilli Bowl remains a landmark in Washington DC.

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