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Thanks to You, PoPville Turns 15 Years Old in November!

And not much has changed. Sorry, so, so much has changed since we started blogging in 2006. But what has not changed is what this blog is about. The engine that makes this blog run has always been and will always be curiosity, questions, wonder and appreciation. Chronicling what goes on in our neighborhoods is a never ending task that has brought me the greatest joys, the deepest sorrows and everything in between.

I’d be lying to you if I said it’s been easy. And obviously since the pandemic it’s been particularly difficult at times. But I wouldn’t change doing this for the world. At the end of the day, the highs far outweigh the lows. The good people far outweigh the bad. The flowers far outweigh the floods. The rainbows far outweigh the oak mites. Well, no, the oak mites were vile vicious things and there’s just no forgiving them but you get the point. The love that we have for where we live far outweighs the frustrations.

Not that the frustrations don’t suck and not that we will ignore them and not that we won’t highlight them in hopes of bringing attention to desperately needed improvements. Look, there are days that I get deeply, deeply saddened. But there are so many days when the community rallies. And that is a beautiful thing to witness. Despite some tough topics, everyday I see something that makes me smile thanks to you guys. It’s easy to forget the good in the whirlwind cycle of non stop reports. But the good is there. Not only is it there, the good, the beautiful life, has never shined brighter. Of course, much needs to be done to right the wrongs we do see. We will get there.

I want to again take the time to thank each and everyone of you who has made this website possible. You make it possible through your questions, your photos, your tips and observations and your support. Your financial support (via Patreon) and, equally as important, your moral support (via email [email protected] DMs @PoPville) has meant the world to me. Thank you for your kindness. And thank you for giving me this opportunity. Truly.

Let us tip a pint or two Thursday November 4th with our friends at Moreland’s Tavern at 5501 14th Street, NW at Kennedy/Colorado. I’ll be there around 6:30-10:30pm. Due to the pandemic this will be a low key event on the patio, hope to see a few of you. Next year, hopefully when all are vaccinated (including our kids) we’ll have a proper bash.

In the meantime if you are in a place where you are able to tip your blog tender it would be most appreciated. Please consider joining our patreon community to ensure this site exists for many more years to come.

Thanks to all who have been so generous over the years and thanks to all who have made me the luckiest blogger in the world. Onward.

– Dan Silverman: Citizen of the District of Columbia.

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