It’s Memorial Day, so no one’s reading this anyway, right?
In February I announced that I was blogging for uwishunu.com, a popular, award-winning arts and entertainment blog for Philadelphia. Some months I write more for them than others, not all run as expected and some are of only middling interest to casual readers, so I’ve decided I’d like to do a monthly digest of my work there — if only just for record-keeping.
I’ll post them as I file them, not as they run. See all of my posts here, and my profile here.
Below — later than I’ll do this in the future — see my April posts.
Today, on Martin Luther King Day, the last before this country will have its first President of color, below watch the famed civil rights activist’s last speech, the night before he was assasinated 40 years ago.
I am going to the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C. tonight, to get settled and look around town, where I will be covering the inauguration of Barack Obama on Tuesday.
More on that to come.
Obama left yesterday from Philadelphia to head to D.C., also making a stop in Delaware. Leaving from Philadelphia is a historic nod to past presidents, like Abraham Lincoln, and fittingly landed on the 303rd anniversary of the birth of Philly’s favorite founding father: Ben Franklin.
U.S. center cities of all shapes and sizes can expect a wave of traffic, from the exurbs, the suburbs, the neighborhoods and outside the region. They come for shopping and sightseeing and, really, the setting that your city will create, with lights, decorations, atmosphere, a tree and cheer.
So, on Christmas Eve, why not figure out how we can do it better.