Bethesda Magazine: July-August 2018

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contributors

AMANDA PERELLI

EUGENE L. MEYER

DINI KARASIK

LIVES IN: Brookhaven, New York

LIVES IN: Silver Spring

LIVES IN: Kensington

IN THIS ISSUE: Wrote about parking in Bethesda and Silver Spring, and a Kensington couple’s wedding.

IN THIS ISSUE: Wrote about Marriott International’s decision to move its corporate offices and 3,500 employees from a suburban office park to downtown Bethesda.

IN THIS ISSUE: Coordinated the 2018 Short Story Contest—sponsored by Bethesda Magazine and the Bethesda Urban Partnership—the winners of which appear in this issue.

SUMMER PLANS: “There’s nothing like summers on Long Island, where I’m from. When I’m not working, I’ll be making trips to the beach with my friends and family.” HER DREAM JOB: Working for an online media company in New York City. “I’m a city girl and love the fast-paced environment of New York.”

WHAT HE DOES: A former Washington Post reporter and editor, he is the author of Five for Freedom: The African American Soldiers in John Brown’s Army (Chicago Review Press, June 2018). He is also the editor of B’nai B’rith Magazine, contributes articles to The New York Times, serves on the board of directors of the Washington Independent Review of Books and is a contributing editor for Bethesda Magazine. HOW HE GOT HIS START: His first journalism job was with the New York Herald Tribune. As the Washington bureau librarian, he read, clipped and filed seven newspapers a day and got to tag along with the White House reporter to watch President Lyndon Johnson sign the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. PET PEEVE: “Highway sound barriers—they don’t work, are ugly and cost taxpayers a lot of money.”

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WHAT SHE DOES: She is the editor and publisher of Origins Journal, writes short stories and essays, and practices law in Maryland. WHAT SHE’S GOOD AT: Bananagrams, vrksasana (tree pose in yoga) and wine tastings. Her ultimate goal is the simultaneous mastery of all three. WHAT SHE WANTS: A “she shed,” a benefactor and a novel to write in the she shed. “When you’ve got two tweens, two dogs and a husband who talks back to the TV during Wizards games, you need a quiet place to write. And a story idea—that helps, too.”

MEYER PHOTO BY MICHAEL VENTURA; ALL OTHER COURTESY PHOTOS

WHAT SHE DOES: She is a journalism student at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. She spent her spring semester as Bethesda Magazine’s editorial intern through the Washington Media Institute’s internship program for students aspiring to work in digital media.