January 21st is National Squirrel Appreciation Day and with so many of the little varmints within the District limits, there are plenty for Washingtonians to appreciate. However, that was not always the case. At the beginning of the 20th Century, squirrels were sadly lacking in the Nation’s Capital, their numbers dwindling due to hunting. Elliot… Continue reading
The landscape of D.C. is full of demonstrations, rallies, and vigils. While the adults at these events are passionate and sometime angry, the young children that come have a much simpler message: it’s all about love.
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe We welcome the New Year with this new site. Our goal is to share the images and stories from the less-noticed parts of D.C. — what we call the Uncommon District. And where better to start than at the beginning?… Continue reading