Washington Nationals left fielder Howie Kendrick high-fives teammate Daniel Murphy after hitting a first-inning home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the Phillies' 5-4 win on Sept. 9 at Nationals Park in Southeast. (John E. De Freitas/The Washington Informer)

Washington is not my original home, I moved here about 35 years ago from Oklahoma. I grew up a Los Angeles Dodgers fan, I like to say, “I bleed Dodger Blue.” As you might be able to tell, I am a big baseball fan. Now don’t get me wrong. I like the Washington Nationals, mainly because they hired Dusty Baker; he played for the Dodgers, and they have a great team this year. I take my hat off to the Nationals for winning their division in such a dominating fashion. I am pretty excited about the playoffs, hoping the Nats face my Dodgers, with the winner going to the World Series, but let’s not get too far ahead of things.

Kenneth Moore
Washington, D.C.

Some Constructive Criticism

Your special insert about the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference, titled “And Still I Rise,” is very impressive. One can tell there was a lot of work put into producing it. While reading it I thought of some things I think would make it even better. First, I didn’t see anywhere where it mentioned the location of the conference, not even that it was taking place in Washington, D.C., or that it would be at the convention center. I would think that the location would be on the cover of the insert. I am sure most people know that it takes place in Washington, D.C., but you can’t always assume that. Secondly, while reading the short bios of the Congressional Black Caucus members, I noticed that not all the bios noted which state or district they represented. That was really surprising to me. Like I said, overall the insert was impressive, but I think when producing something this important attention to details is just as important.

Olivia Cowan
Washington, D.C.

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