Dark side of life in Washington, DC

Dark side of life in Washington, DC

DC Darkside, which went active on the World Wide Web on May 7, 1996. Darkside is an experiment with articles that were published through 2004 and went into archival status when my wife and I left DC after 23 years and moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern...

Feedback

This is a collection of older comments to DC Darkside form its inception in 1996 until 2004. Comments now may be attached to each article. In many ways, Darkside was a blog, long before blogs became a staple of the Internet.  The feedback system was a primitive setup...

Reunion

He couldn’t help noticing how the woman at the table across the room kept looking at him. She could have been his age, but better preserved. Where age had ravaged his body and appearance, it had blessed her. Her long and flowing hair, streaked with gray,...

Intervention

She heard the alarm go off at 6:30 a.m., signaling time to get up and go to work. Only she wasn’t asleep. She was still at the computer keyboard, reading another long fictionalized story about Buffy, The Vampire Slayer. “Aw fuck,” she muttered under...

A life that wasn’t there

It started with a Christmas card. “Thinking of you,” the card said. Talk about a voice from the past. A simple card, nearly 35 years after that day in high school when she dumped him, ending a relationship that had been the first love of his life. Yet not...