Tag Archives: American Observer

Prisoner Series: Part II

An excerpt from the second installment of our series on prisoners’ lives: Less than a year out of prison, Niven Teng enjoys his freedom, sitting with his friend, watching TV and listening to music. “I like oldies a lot,’ he said. ‘And Ray, he really likes country music … right Ray?” After serving 2 1/2 […]

Prisoner Series: Part I

An excerpt from the first part in our series on prisoners’ live: Dave Williams cooks bagels, purchased at the on-grounds commissary, in a makeshift water heater. With no access to a personal stove, he improvises with a cord, a bucket and a metal plate. Williams, with his hair braided and a disarming smile, sits comfortably […]

Navigating DC

Here’s a teaser for my newest post on the American Observer’s site: “Ok, so I know my blog is about Discovering DC on a Student Budget…but mutliple experiences this week have made it painfully clear to me that in order to properly discover the city, I need to know where I am, where I’m going, and how […]