May 7, 1991
MOTHER'S DAY approaches and I'm thinking of the fine points of being a mother and the many ways they differ from fathers.There are some obvious differences, but there are also aesthetic differences which cannot be defined in tangible terms.You see, mothers possess many secrets.Mothers have always had their own personal universe where they harbor the joys and the disappointments. The little corners of their souls hold hundreds of private thoughts.Perhaps it's because mothers cradle the baby for nine months, nurture the baby and keep that unseen umbilical connection with the child -- the tie that binds.
January 4, 1991
The nation's capital city began a new era of hope and renewal this week as one of its own, Sharon Pratt Dixon, took the helm as mayor. In a moving inaugural, she spoke of a "new season of coming together. A season where the international city, the federal city, the many neighborhoods, the many constituents, become one."Her words struck deep chords within Washingtonians eager tmove beyond years of scandalously inefficient, unresponsive government unable to deal with drugs, crime, public education and racial polarization.