Will Grinnell Writing 106

1800 18th Street and Columbia Road, NW: Symbol of the Times

Adams Morgan is an ever-changing neighborhood, where buildings and businesses are ephemeral and the only constant is change. Throughout history, different groups, ideas, businesses, and places have gone in and out of relevance within this DC neighborhood, and 1800 18th… Continue Reading →

Commonplace 10: Through the Valley

“I walk through the valley of the shadow of death And I’ll fear no evil because I’m blind to it all And my mind and my gun they comfort me Because I know I’ll kill my enemies when they come”… Continue Reading →

Commonplace 9: Happiness

“My mother says I’m great And it always makes me sad” This line comes from the first verse of Wilco’s song “Happiness”, off of their new album Schmilco. This is the opening line, and the basic structure is “My mother says,”… Continue Reading →

Commonplace 8: Small Poppies

“I don’t know quite who I am, oh but man I am trying I make mistakes until I get it right An eye for an eye for an eye for an eye for an eye I don’t agree with that,… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography Part 3:

Argument “POLL: Do You Back Developer’s Latest Plan for Adams Morgan Site?” Borderstan. N.p., 7 Oct. 2016. Web. 1 Dec. 2016. This source offers up a poll, as to whether residents of Adams Morgan and the greater DC area think… Continue Reading →

Commonplace 7: David Fleming

[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation. (205) This quote… Continue Reading →

Resistent to Redevelopment: The Dilemma of Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan has seen constant change over its entire history, and not all of the change has been for the better, making residents somewhat more hesitant as the neighborhood has grown. It saw large immigrant and minority populations during and… Continue Reading →

Commonplace 6: Paramedicize

Example sentence: After reviewing the results of your previous research, and in light of the relevant information found within the context of the study, there is ample evidence for making important, significant changes to our operating procedures.        =… Continue Reading →

Reading Analysis 4: Suburbia

  City of Rhetoric, Suburbia       Within the chapter “Suburbia” in City of Rhetoric, David Fleming argues what “suburban” really means, classifies suburban areas based on levels of segregation, average income, and house ownership, and puts these definitions… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography Part 2

Exhibit “Young Church To Move Into New Quarters.” The Washington Post  (1923-1954) 21 Oct. 1950: 8. Print. This article deals with information about The Church of the Saviour, and talks about it moving into a new building. It discusses how… Continue Reading →

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