Photo: Keeping Vermont Avenue Beautiful, again, in 2016, Washington, DC USA

Photo: Keeping Vermont Avenue Beautiful, again, in 2016, Washington, DC USA

Once a year, Washington, DC residents get together to replant historic Vermont Avenue, Northwest, in the U Street Corridor. Vermont Avenue, Northwest was frequented by leaders including Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the parents of the modern day LGBTQ rights movement. More info about the history of Vermont Avenue on this blog – Thanks to Jeffrey Willis and DC-area businesses for sponsoring the beauty of our nation’s capital. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Vermont Avenue Then and Now, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Vermont Avenue Then and Now, Washington, DC USA

This is a composite of several photos. One from the late 1990’s (maybe the year 2000?) from the Library of Congress Archive, combined with two other photographs from present day (2016).

They show a concrete and less-filled-with-hope Vermont, Avenue, with one that’s more green, and not yet grown into its sustainable self.

Following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the areas around Vermont Avenue show a city that was losing hope as it experienced a significant population decline.

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Photo Friday: Emancipation Day, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Emancipation Day, Washington, DC USA

Who would be free themselves must strike the blow. Better even die free than to live slaves – Frederick Douglass March 2, 1863

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Photo Friday:  Shaw Neighborhood and Historic 7th Street NW, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Shaw Neighborhood and Historic 7th Street NW, Washington, DC USA

I have recently discovered that there isn’t a camera made that can capture what my brain sees as I walk through our nation’s capital. Luckily, I can use software to simulate my perception 🙂 .

This photograph was taken at the intersection of 7th Street NW, and R Street NW.
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Photo Friday: Sun Bath, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Sun Bath, Washington, DC USA

This what my eyes saw.

This is what the camera captured

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Photo Friday: It's important for a health system to score 100% on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, too

Photo Friday: It’s important for a health system to score 100% on the HRC Corporate Equality Index, too

My generation of physicians came to medicine to be our 100% selves in support of 100% of our patients.

In addition, healthcare organizations with 500+ employees may well want to participate in HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, which offers a wealth of suggestions for workplace equality. – Human Rights Campaign, Health Equality Index : Employment Non-Discrimination

Except that none of them have. Except for Kaiser Permanente.
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Photo Friday: Representing Kaiser Permanente as it receives its 100% HRC Corporate Equality Index award

Photo Friday: Representing Kaiser Permanente as it receives its 100% HRC Corporate Equality Index award

Very few hospitals and academic medical centers (actually none, zero) achieved 100% on the Human Rights Campaign (@HRC) Corporate Equality Index for #LGBTQ employees in 2016.

Except for Kaiser Permanente,
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