Marine Corps Marathon 2016: near finish line in Arlington VA, Rosslyn

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I got some footage of the Marine Corps Marathon Sunday, right after noon.  Marines would not allow the non-runners to get closer than about 1000 feet from the finish line near the Iwo Jima Memorial.

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Clip 2:  It’s true, that the night before 9/11, I awoke at 1:30 AM (Minneapolis, CDT) from a dream where Washington had endured a nuclear detonation near Iwo Jima and the Arlington Towers, and where a mushroom cloud was darkening the area.  I said to myself, “glad this was only a dream”.  9/11 would start six hours later.

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It was pretty hot, over 80 F.

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Posted:  Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at 10:30 AM EDT

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Gay bar in the mountains has an alien garden vegetation show for Halloween outdoors

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Last night, I paid a quick visit to a Halloween party at the Lodge, located on US 40, East of Boonsboro MD, about 2 miles E of the Intersection with Rt 66 coming down from I-70 and the big Sheetz store (one of the largest anywhere).  It’s maybe 10 miles from downtown Hagerstown.

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The outdoor patio had a light-on-vegetation show that duplicated the colors you would see in foliage on alien planets that are tidally locked. Some scientists think that photosynthesis does happen on other planets, but most plants would have colors of lower wavelength than green on Earth.

I also stopped at Harper’s Ferry, too late in the day for the bus, able to get some lingering fall colors

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(Published: Sunday, May 30, 2016, at 10:45 AM EDT)

My first “animated film”

This may not be much — my first “animated film”, maybe, from a banner at a renovated building at 18th St and K St NW in Washington DC.

This is where all the lobbyists pimp other people’s causes for a living, but not for real speech. Donald Trump might appreciate this cartoon more than Hillary.

(Posted: Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at 12 N EDT)

 

High Heel Race in Washington DC, 17th St, 30th anniversary, pre-Halloween block party

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High Heel Race on 17th St in Washington DC, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at 9 PM. (30th anniversary). There were lots of signs with variations of Donald Trump’s “Male America Great Again”.

There was a little more gender bending among non-drag queens than usual.

People were checking the World Series on their phones.

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(Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 11:30 PM EDT)

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Transgender presentation and QA at a potluck dinner at an Arlington VA library this evening

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Sunday night, Roxanne Edwards presented “Trans Matters” as a discussion of transgender issues after a potluck for the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance at the Arlington County Library.

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(Posted: Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at 11:30 PM EDT)

Quick train video in Ellicott City MD, recovering from floods

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Here is some video from Ellicott City, MD today, surrounding the CSX freight train — it seems to be headed south — is that for DC?

Locals tell me that the water (July 30) came to about a foot above the antiques’s shop on the corner across the street from the station and museum — about 6 feet in the street.  The Tiber River runs underneath the city.

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(Posted Oct. 12, 2016 at 9:15 PM EDT)

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DC Center Global Reception, 4th Annual, speeches

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On Thursday, October 6, 2016, DC Center Global  (Washington DC) held its 4th Annual Reception.  This group provides for needs of LGBTQ asylu,m seekers (which I have discussed more on the “News Commentary” blog, esp. July 21).  There are more details on a legacy blog here, but I took several clips

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2 (Schwenke) who emphasized that Center Global says “yes” when the rest of the world says “No” to asylum seekers, especially LGBT, most especially transgender.

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(Posted: Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at 10:45 AM EDT)