I'm Dave Price and I'd like to welcome you to my blog page on which I post about what we do, see, and hear in Washington D.C., which is only 3 Metro stops from our Crystal City apartment complex, as well as some entries about other places we visit in our ongoing retirement from the 9-to-5 working world.
This freelance blog writing project is part of my writing/speaking/tour guiding practice I operate DC, which is actually my 5th career, if you define career by the main way you pay your bills. You can visit my formal writing compendium Wordpress page by clicking here.
|At the keyboard ...|
However, in 1973, when I married the former Judy Lynn Snyder and our only son Michael Keith Price was born, it quickly became apparent that making $50 a night playing in a bar and running up a $25 bar tab at the same time wasn't going to support a family.
Fortunately, I found an $80-a-week job as a reporter on my hometown newspaper.
|... in the newsroom ...|
I taught there for 20 years and completed my New Jersey education career by serving as a language arts coach and program designer for the Talent Development program out of Johns Hopkins University for five years.
In 2011, my wife and I retired and moved to our apartment complex. I didn't plan to work again, but friends convinced me to spend 4 years as a national DC-based educational consultant assisting at-risk students and overworked teachers in troubled urban schools.
After spending 14 months in Atlanta, where our son, Michael, our daughter-in-law Shannon, and our our two grandchildren Audrey and Owen, I decided to end my education career and start a new DC opportunity.
|... lecturing and getting|
older by the day
- the Baby Boomer generation
- classic rock and
- free speech, protest, and other First Amendment issues.
I do have one final request. My wife Judy, who edits all my work, contends that I'm self-centered, insensitive, juvenile, careless, and verbose in both my talking and my writing. If you encounter her, even if you agree, please don't tell her that. She doesn't need any more validation for her views.