50 Years Later…

Today, President Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to 16 distinguished Americans – three posthumously to Senator Daniel Inouye, astronaut Sally Ride, and civil rights activist Bayard Rustin. The remaining 14 recipients: Ernie Banks Ben Bradlee Bill Clinton Daniel Kahneman Richard Lugar Loretta Lynn Mario Molina Arturo Sandoval Dean Smith Gloria Steinem Cordy […]

Got Pie!? The 2013 Makes-Me-Wanna SHOUT! Pie Baking Challenge (Entry forms due February 4)

Pie is the President’s favorite dessert. So, if you’re a baker in the DC area, enter the The Makes-Me-Wanna SHOUT! Pie Baking Challenge presented with Eatonville Restaurant. The contest is looking for the BEST HOMEMADE PIE in the Washington, DC metro region. First Lady Michelle Obama has dined at Eatonville 3 times. No fees or […]

Eclectique News

JOSE ANDRES: NO MAS RIDGID RIDGEWELLS Star chef and restaurateur Jose Andres was in town this week with his next big thing – the giant paella pan. I believe the Jolly Green Giant size cooker made two public appearances in town this month — at the White House Farmers Market which is open for business […]

Eclectique Citizen: The President’s Weekly

Update: The President’s Budget for FY 2011 is available here (192 pages total). The total is $3.2 trillion. I’ve never typed or written that many zeros in my life. Overviews and introductions by the White House Office of Management and Budget are available here. Critiques are available everywhere, but there’s a decent chart of where […]

To Everything There Is a Season

A week or two after the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, I made a trip to NYC for a few days to attend a film market. During that trip I found myself in a small peace demonstration near NYU. Honestly, I was there to meet a friend who was asked to provide […]