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    The Secret Life of My Passwords

    In 2012, it dawned on me that I had lived on the East Coast for four years. My promise to myself was that I would return to Seattle after five years. We had a beautiful house in…

    Lunch on the steps of the National Portrait Gallery. Washington, D.C. 2007 or 2008. Credit: Callie Neylan.

    The sound of a city.

    Watching House of Cards makes me miss D.C. If ever there was an audio portrait of a city, this theme song is one. Mood and musical…

    Nina Simone.

    White sugar. White backlash.

    I think Ferguson could use a little Nina Simone right now. Less backlash, more sugar. Simone was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina. The…