Added by Joe Flood on November 19, 2013 at 4:51pm — No Comments
Destination: Buzz Bakery, Navy Yard, Washington, DC
Total distance: 11 miles
The great thing about biking around a city is the surprises you see along the way. Being on a bike allows you to cover large amounts of ground quickly – but it also lets you stop and check things out, in ways that you couldn’t if you were trapped in a car.
I was on my way to the Navy Yard for my final…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on November 18, 2013 at 11:51am — No Comments
My short story “The Wallace Line” was a finalist for the Nelson Algren Short Story Award. Given annually for over twenty years, the Nelson Algren Award is named for the iconic Chicago writer best known for his novel The Man With the Golden Arm.
“The Wallace Line” is about a trip to Indonesia that goes horribly wrong. Read the whole thing.
Added by Joe Flood on November 14, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments
Added by Joe Flood on November 10, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments
I have a confession.
I live in DC, take photos in DC, know lots of DC photographers, even won a FotoWeekDC contest but…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on November 8, 2013 at 4:44pm — No Comments
“The journey is its own reward” should be the slogan of the Coffeeneuring Challenge. It’s not the coffee you drink, but how you get there.
That was my consolation after drinking this.…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on November 4, 2013 at 4:41pm — No Comments
Progress in this city is as rutted and uneven as the bike lane pictured above. This is the 15th St Cycletrack. It’s supposed to be a bike lane running along the curb, protected from traffic by white, reflective bollards and a line of…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on October 24, 2013 at 2:06pm — No Comments
The great thing about coffeneuring is that it gets you biking to new places. Coffeeneuring #1 sent me to Buzz Bakery and their delicious red velvet cupcakes. Coffeeneuring #2 was a trip to hipsterville aka…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on October 21, 2013 at 12:04pm — No Comments
I had too much fun during the government shutdown, taking advantage of the unpaid break to drink in beer gardens, eat…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on October 18, 2013 at 11:33am — No Comments
For my second coffeeneuring adventure, I biked to Big Bear Cafe in Bloomingdale. Reminder: the idea behind coffeeneuring is to bike to seven different coffee shops by November 17.
Like most bike people, I have more than one bike. I’ve limited my addiction to just to two cycles – a Specialized Sirrus and Breezer Zig 7, a folding bike that I bought off…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on October 16, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments
You never know what you’ll see walking around on the streets of DC.
On October 11, I was on my way to get coffee when I happened to catch this…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on October 14, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments
Always bring your camera with you all the time.
Walking home down 14th St, I stopped to take pictures of Barcelona, a new restaurant with a great outdoor patio. I…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on October 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Shutdown has a silver lining – more time for coffeeneuring! What is coffeenuering? The idea is simple:
Ride your bike to 7 different local coffee shops from Saturday October 5 through Sunday, November 17.
You ride your bike to a coffee shop, take a photo and tag it with…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on October 9, 2013 at 10:59am — No Comments
Outdoor drinking in Shaw used to mean sitting on a curb with a 40. Now it’s Dacha Beer Garden, a…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on October 4, 2013 at 8:56am — No Comments
Think screenwriting is a young person’s game? Fred Perry proved otherwise as he won the 2013 DC Shorts…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on September 30, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments
Can you find success as a filmmaker outside of LA? That was the theme of the DC Shorts Film Festival, based upon conversations I had with directors attending the festival.
Now in its tenth year, DC Shorts featured 153 films from 23 nations. The festival is…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on September 24, 2013 at 3:48pm — No Comments
DC Shorts starts on Thursday! Now in its tenth year, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition returns with 153 short films from 23 nations — including the country’s largest collection of short films by emerging Russian filmmakers.
Thousands of cinema aficionados will be on the streets of the Penn Quarter, going between the E Street Cinema and the Navy Memorial, the two main venues for the festival.
Added by Joe Flood on September 16, 2013 at 3:44pm — No Comments
For 10 years, the DC Shorts Film Festival and Screenplay Competition has screened the world’s top short films to audiences throughout the region. From September 19-29, the festival will…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on September 12, 2013 at 5:42pm — No Comments
Fueled by caffeine, surrounded by low chatter and the hum of background music, I am at my most productive. Something about being in a coffee shop just makes me want to get to work. I wrote my first novel, Murder in Ocean Hall, in a couple of downtown DC coffee shops. I prefer…Continue
Added by Joe Flood on September 11, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments
There is a special thrill to seeing your name in print that electrons will never be able to replace. Books and newspapers are physical objects. They are permanent. And they exist in the real world, not the virtual one.
Added by Joe Flood on September 6, 2013 at 3:06pm — No Comments