Was fortunate last night to see a cool Hemingway reading at the Hill Center near Barracks Row. A production of the Shakespeare Theatre and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, actors and authors did readings of Hemingway passages meaningful to them, and Capitol Hill Books and Lori’s Riverby Books put together a beautiful selection of books from Earnest and his friends and inspirations. Among the readers was an actor I’ve loved in several Folger productions, Craig Wallace.
And Capitol Hill Books did a beautiful catalog for the show.
Washington is in rough shape these days, so I’m trying to keep my District separate from its Washington. It’s been a good District weekend so far. Today I tried a new barber on East Capitol Street: Charlie, owner of Hair by Charlie. Not only did Charlie turn out to be a former Senate and Supreme Court barber, but the son of Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton came in with his family. And the sun is out. So, we’ve got that.