Enjoy Elevenses With Lorraine Bowen

If you’re looking for some entertainment while social distancing, singer-songwriter Lorraine Bowen is here to help. Every day at 11am (UK time, so 6am Eastern in the United States), Lorraine takes to Facebook, Instagram and YouTube for her show “Elevenses With Lorraine” that features a mix of fun exercises and…

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Throwback Thursday 57: Amplified Louisa

Here’s the 57th Throwback Thursday: Dinner with DC-based ukulele-playing singer-songwriter Louisa Hall, talking about what inspired her to play the instrument and where she gets the inspiration for writing quirky songs like “Barista Boyfriend,” “Missed Connections,” and “Awkward.” The article includes a couple of Louisa’s music videos, including her impromptu…

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Help Out These Strangers’ Restaurants

During the COVID-19 pandemic some restaurants are aiming to stay afloat by offering delivery and takeout service. Among those who could use some love are several restaurants whose owners I’ve interviewed for Dining With Strangers, so please help if you can however possible. FishScale (Washington, DC) In October last year…

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Throwback Thursday 56: A Perfect Fit

The 56th Throwback Thursday: May 2014 dinner with costume technician Edwin Schiff. We met at the since-closed Tash in DC’s Eastern Market to talk about his work, primarily as the wardrobe head for the Folger Theatre. “I could never do a 9-5 job,” he told me. “I thrive on variety…

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Dining With Strangers On Hold (Temporarily)

Social distancing right now is imperative to help battle the coronavirus pandemic, and I’m staying cooped up at home. That means I won’t be leaving the house to meet any strangers for dinner interviews for at least the near future. I do have three interviews to write up that I…

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Throwback Thursday 55: Yes Woman

Here’s the 55th Throwback Thursday — my April 2014 dinner with Elizabeth Moore, a DC resident who said she used to be an introvert but completely changed her life when she started saying “yes” to more of the opportunities that came her way. We had a fun dinner at Pesce…

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Help Fund Medium Rare’s Free Steak Dinners For Seniors

Following on from my recent post about DC-based steak frites restaurant Medium Rare delivering free steak dinners for seniors during the coronavirus, their kind campaign could now use a helping hand. Company co-founded Mark Bucher has launched a GoFundMe campaign with an ambitious $250,000 goal for funds that will be…

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Throwback Thursday 54: Special Agent Galactica

Here’s the 54th Throwback Thursday — my March 2014 dinner with DC-based actor Jeffrey Johnson at Ted’s Bulletin. He talked about his act Special Agent Galactica, performing as a hired female assassin in a hot pink wig who travels through space and time — while performing musical revues at clubs…

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Listen To Aaron Myers’ Jazz Stories

Jazz musician Aaron, featured on this site as the 52nd dining stranger, now has a weekly radio show on WPFW called Jazz Stories, along with co-host and fellow musician Amy Bormet. The show features the duo interviewing others artists and activists, all to the tune of a DC jazz-focused playlist….

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Throwback Thursday 53: Born To Run

My publishing schedule has been thrown for a bit of a loop due to coronavirus and switching to doing the day reporting job entirely from home, but there are three new interviews on the way, with the next either late this week or early next week. For today, here’s the…

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