2. I got back in the car after my hike and had the good fortune to hear this week's "Metro Connection" program on WAMU (DC public radio) and the focus was on DC's music history. The show covered punk, varieties of hard metal, jazz, bluegrass, go-go, and hip-hop. Ha! The program made me wish I'd lived around here as a young guy with time on my hands and a love of the night life. But, when I was young and loved the night life, there was the WOW Hall and I enjoyed some pretty good jam music there with Zero, Nine Days Wonder, Little Women, and others........so that wasn't too bad!
3. I was dong a a little shopping at the Co-op and I looked at a packaged eggplant meal and I figured that I could make it. I read the ingredients -- eggplant, tomato, red pepper, oregano, garlic, feta cheese -- and I was right. I came home, put the electric fry pan to work, and made an eggplant dish unlike any that the Deke and I have had before, served it with quinoa, and it was really, really good.