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Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Having Guest From Out of Town? Check out Asante Sana Guest Quarters on Kenyon Street

If you have friends or family visiting from out of town, but you don't want them staying with you, check out the recently opened Asante Sana Guest Quarters. 

Asante Sana is located at 1207 Kenyon St NW, and offers rental accomodations from $150 per night.

Asante Sana's website descibes itself as follows:


Asante Sana Guest Quarters is your typical "Bed and Basket," where you're independent to pursue your own interests and maintenance on your own schedule. Relax, enjoy your stay and engage in home cooked meals as you wish. The Giant Supermarket is 2 blocks away. We provide a full utensil-equipped kitchen where you may boil frankfurters or prepare gourmet meals and enjoy them in our full dining room.

Northwest Man Died From Fall During Fire

From Pete Piringer of the DC Fire and Emergency Services Department: 

Around 3:45 a.m., on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 units from the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Services (DC F&EMS) Department were dispatched for the report of smoke in the area of the 3100 block of 16th Street, NW, in the Mt Pleasant neighborhood.  In a minute’s time firefighters arrived the scene at the Sarbin Towers Apartments and encountered heavy smoke coming from the upper floors of the 8-story apartment building located at 3132 16th Street.  Immediately firefighters entered the building and encountered heavy fire conditions on the 5th floor, numerous and obvious rescue opportunities, including several injured persons, some critical. A Second Alarm was requested bringing additional personnel and equipment to the scene.

DC Delinquent Taxes Accepted Without Penalties Until September 30 at Midnight

Scofflaws who owe the District of Columbia delinquent taxes have until midnight tonight, Thursday, September 30, to clear the slate and take advantage of the tax amnesty which waives collection fees, penalties and fear of prosecution.

“If you have outstanding taxes with the District, this is your last chance to pay them without penalties and fees,” warned Stephen M. Cordi, deputy chief financial officer for the District’s Office of Tax and Revenue (OTR).  “The last District amnesty was held in 1995, so it is likely to be some time before there is another opportunity.”

Employed individual tax debtors who do not take advantage of the amnesty should expect that additional money will be withheld from their paychecks beginning January 2011.

Man Found Dead on Georgia Avenue in Petworth

Eric Right, 22, a Salt Lake City, Utah native, was found dead early Saturday morning on the 3700 block of Georgia Avenue in Petworth.

Just before 2:00 a.m., Fourth District MPD officers responded to the call, and pronounced Right dead on the scene.

According to sources, Right fell from the top of the Park Place DC apartment building, though it is not known if the act was intentional or not.

Investigation is now underway, and MPD asks that anyone with information about the incident call 202-727-9099.