Posts Tagged ‘DC’

Washington, D.C. Sports Headlines Examiner – Examiner.com

February 6, 2010

I’m the new Washington, D.C. Sports Headlines Examiner for Examiner.com.  Basically, I write short articles about local sports events.  In a typical week, I might do an article on a Caps game, Wizards game, either Maryland or Georgetown basketball game, and a fourth miscellaneous item.  Right now I’ll do more Caps games because they’re doing so well.  And of course, in the spring, I’ll be doing some Nats and D.C. United games, and of course Redskins news as it comes in.

See http://www.examiner.com/x-37753-DC-Sports-Headlines-Examiner for my articles.  If you click on “subscribe” to the right of my name and then enter your email address, you’ll get email alerts whenever I do an article.  Subscribing is free, and in a typical week, I’ll probably do about four articles.  If you’re a local sports fan, it’s worth it just to find out what happened to the local teams, and just as important, to hear about any major breaking news.  A perfect example of this is former Redskin Russ Grimm making the Hall of Fame, which just happened today.  Also, I get paid per page click — each time one of my articles gets read.

Examiner.com is not affiliated with the Examiner newspapers. Examiner.com has reporters, or “Examiners” all over the country and emphasizes local news and sports.

As long as I’m promoting myself, I might as well cut and paste my bio here:

Mike Frandsen is a free-lance writer who has worked as a local sports reporter covering the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, and Orioles. Mike also teaches kids with autism (www.coachmike.net) and works as an advocate for kidney donor awareness. He blogs about subjects as varied as sports, autism, and kidney disease at www.mikefrandsen.org.

Thanks for reading.

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Photos from Snowstorm in Washington D.C.

December 19, 2009

The Washington, D.C. area got about a foot and a half of snow today. Here are a few pics – one from NW and three from Bethesda, MD.

Barnes and Noble at Bethesda Row

Christmas Tree on Bethesda Lane

Rita's Crepes on Woodmont Avenue in Bethesda

Chesapeake Street, NW

I like Washington DC

December 4, 2008

With 2008 Presidential Hopeful Mitt Romney

With 2008 Presidential Hopeful Mitt Romney

I like Washington, DC.  You don’t hear that very much nowadays.  Presidential candidates, Senators and Congressmen constantly rip DC, and then try to get there or stay there.  People who call it DC tend to like it, because the locals call it DC, whereas people from who knows where call it Washington.  I saw a Bruce Springsteen concert once and he called Washington a “wicked place.”  And he was playing in Washington.  One thing I do agree about is that the number of lobbyists and lawyers upsets the balance of the city.  However, there are a lot of great things about DC.

 

DC has more museums than any other city, and most of them are free.  It’s nice to go to the zoo for free – that’s a big savings for a family.  It’s a great sports town with the Redskins, Wizards, Capitals, Nationals, and DC United.  The Nationals have a new stadium and the arena where the Wizards and the Caps play is home to a lot of things to do.  There are several great universities – Georgetown, George Washington, American, and Howard, plus the University of Maryland just outside the city.    

There are a bunch of areas in the city that have great character and nightlife such as Georgetown, Adams Morgan, and Penn Quarter.  Next door there’s old town historic Alexandria, Virginia as well as upscale Bethesda, Maryland, with more restaurants per square mile than any city in the country.  If you’re into the performing arts, DC has the Kennedy Center and other world class venues.  DC also has an excellent subway system that is safe and efficient.  You don’t need a car to live here.   

You’d be hard pressed to find a large city with more trails than DC.  In the DC area, there are more than 800 miles of jogging and biking trails and 230,000 acres of parkland.  Because of Rock Creek Park, DC has more trees per square mile than just about any other city in the U.S.  DC is an hour and a half from beaches to the east and an hour and a half from mountains to the west.     

With DC Mayor Adrian Fenty

With DC Mayor Adrian Fenty

There’s more to DC than national politics.  There are 600,000 residents, most of whom have nothing to do with the national scene.  DC has a large international and multiracial population.  And they are taxed without representation in Congress.  So to show the two sides of DC, I put two pictures up here – one of me with a politician who bashes DC yet tried to get a job there – former Presidential candidate Mitt Romney – (a nice guy, though), and another of me with the current mayor of DC, Adrian Fenty.  Fenty is an avid triathlete who often bikes the trails of the city.