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I fled to New York after I graduated from The American University in the mid ’90s because I was an artist and a designer with a plan to have a life’s work. There was nothing except politics and polite culture happening in D.C.

But now. Wow. The D.C. that I now also consider home (50 percent of every month I will be in D.C., the other in NYC) is not what I remember. It’s electric and unpredictable in ways that makes this city a place where raw ideas can grow and mature. The tech scene is budding and I hope to be a relevant contributor in that arena. And at night, the big boulevards downtown can rival those in Paris thanks to Pierre Charles L’Enfant , who was George Washington’s city planner and designer.

Read more here on the Huffington Post.