A few photos taken on the way to the future #SCOTUS #LoveMustWin #WalkingMeeting

A few photos taken on the way to the future #SCOTUS #LoveMustWin #WalkingMeeting

I normally walk to work through history, this time I walked to work through history being made, as the United States Supreme Court heard arguments for marriage equality.

In an awesome confluence of events and social movements, I was participating in a roundtable co-hosted by the American College of Sports Medicine (@ACSMNews) and the Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy (@KPIHP) on creating a Call to Action on Making Physical Activity Assessment and Prescription a Standard of Medical Care. Of course that roundtable was going to have walking meetings, and we walked to the future, while talking about the future.

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Photo Friday: The Beauty of History: McMillan Sand Filtration Site, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: The Beauty of History: McMillan Sand Filtration Site, Washington, DC USA

I took this series of photographs in January on a personal tour of one of Washington, DC’s most iconic potential park sites, the McMillan Sand Filtration Site. I was reminded to post them here when I saw an article about the site in Archictect Magazine (@ArchitectMag) by Caroline Massie (@caroline_massie) that featured these in the … Continue reading Photo Friday: The Beauty of History: McMillan Sand Filtration Site, Washington, DC USA

Just Read: Dream City – the incredible story (and social determinants) of Washington, DC

Just Read: Dream City - the incredible story (and social determinants) of Washington, DC

This book is what I would call the climax of three books devoted to the history of (one of) the most important cities in the world, definitely the most important city in my world.

The other two, also reviewed here are Just Read: S Street Rising: Crack, Murder, and Redemption in D.C. and Just Read: Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr..

It turns out, as almost everyone acknowledges, Washington, DC is not yet complete. It is in many ways a divided place, with limitations placed on its innovation and survival by our federal government. That’s the history that this book covers. If you live here or have ever lived here, I guarantee your pupils will dilate every other page, the stories are too incredible.

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Photo Friday: Where the future was born - 14th and U Streets, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Where the future was born – 14th and U Streets, Washington, DC USA

14th and U Streets at Night (View on Flickr) This photograph was taken from the top of 14th and U Streets, in Washington, DC, where the first bricks were thrown on April 4, 1968, that resulted in the destruction of Washington, DC, following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. 47 years later, almost to … Continue reading Photo Friday: Where the future was born – 14th and U Streets, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Reflecting Pool, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Reflecting Pool, Washington, DC USA

Back to the nation’s capital :) – This week’s photograph is of the reflecting pool, between the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, in Washington, DC. Rest of the series below, enjoy. Continue reading→

Photo Friday: Snow in Malcolm X Park, Washington, DC USA

Photo Friday: Snow in Malcolm X Park, Washington, DC USA

That’s Joan of Arc in the background, the only equestrian statue of a woman in Washington, DC.

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Quantified Community: Using population sensors instead of wearables to track health

Quantified Community: Using population sensors instead of wearables to track health

A sensor is born. This isn’t one you wear on your body, your sidewalk/trail wears it.

Ours was installed in early January and it’s been feeding us data ever since, 24/7, about the movement of pedestrians up and down 2nd Street NE, in downtown Washington, DC.

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