Pulling Through the Pandemic

“Wait. You say there’s been a global pandemic, and we’re all affected? I didn’t know! ” — the pandemic is coming to an end, we think. But it hasn’t all been negative over the past year …

Neighborhood Walks

Let the Wagon Wheel Roll I’ve lived in Arlington, Virginia for more than 47 years. Most of my adult life. I’ve lived at my current address for nearly 37 years. For the last five plus years, I’ve been in the habit of daily constitutionals radiating out from my house like spokes of a wagon wheel.Continue reading “Neighborhood Walks”

Community Organizing

Published January 24, 2020 in Warp & Woof Community Organizing New Challenges in Our Area William Sundwick Let’s start with some assumptions about 21st century American politics. Assumption #1: many, many people are poorly served by their local governments; assumption #2: virtually all communities have some people who are quite content, but most others muchContinue reading “Community Organizing”

The Homestead: Next Ten Years

Published October 13, 2019 in Warp & Woof The Homestead: Next Ten Years William Sundwick We’ve been here 35 years, among the old-timers now in our Arlington neighborhood. The house began as a simple center-hall colonial, built in 1947, but grew with our family. Two boys went from birth through high school graduation in thisContinue reading “The Homestead: Next Ten Years”

Our House, a History

Published May 3, 2019 in Warp & Woof Our House, a History 35 Years in Our Arlington Home William Sundwick Our 1983 marriage presented us with two one-bedroom condos in Arlington, Virginia. We chose to live in mine (a tad nicer?), while my wife put hers on the market. The plan was to start shoppingContinue reading “Our House, a History”

Amazon Comes to Arlington

Published April 7, 2019 in Warp & Woof Amazon Comes to Arlington Giddiness vs. Foreboding William Sundwick The initial local reaction to Amazon’s HQ2 selection was giddiness. Our community would stand to garner a windfall estimated at $4.6B over twenty years. Bring 25,000 high paying jobs into the area, and everybody would benefit, right? NotContinue reading “Amazon Comes to Arlington”

How Painful Can a 5-mile-per-hour Collision Be?

Published January 24, 2019 in Warp & Woof How Painful Can a 5-mile-per-hour Collision Be? Wrestling with GEICO and Koons Body Shop William Sundwick This is a No Good Deed Goes Unpunished (NGDGU) story. One sunny, thoroughly pleasant, Sunday afternoon in October, near the end of the fall election campaign, I was eager to getContinue reading “How Painful Can a 5-mile-per-hour Collision Be?”

2018 Election Recap

Published November 15, 2018 in Warp & Woof 2018 Election Recap Blue Ripple or Wave? William Sundwick It didn’t take long after the 2016 election for organizing to start. The Women’s March the day after the Inauguration was an affirmation of public disdain for the newly elected president and everything he stood for. So angry,Continue reading “2018 Election Recap”

Grocery Angst

Published July 26, 2018 in Warp & Woof   Grocery Angst   Choosing Where to Shop in Opposite of “Food Desert”     William Sundwick   Retail food shopping is very competitive  in many places these days. If you have access to a car and live inside the beltway in Northern Virginia like I do,Continue reading “Grocery Angst”