Thursday, April 14, 2016
After four years in the U.S. Navy, I had to make a choice — study medicine or study law. As it turns out, residential property management (RPM) chose me.When I graduated from high school in 2003, I joined the Navy, eventually becoming a Fleet Marine Force hospital corpsman and serving in Marine Corps units. With my second tour in Iraq behind me and an honorable discharge, I started college as a...
Monday, April 11, 2016
Apartment Industry Advocates,Nearly 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1968. Title VIII of the Act contains what we commonly refer to as the Fair Housing Act. This law, along with amendments passed in 1988 and 1990, protects individuals from housing discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or familial status. As a...
Thursday, April 7, 2016
The trunk of my car functions as a combination storage unit / Dumpster. Still, nothing could prepare me for last week, when I was searching for a pair of heels and pulled out a tote bag from my best friend’s wedding in October. Pawing around in the bag for my shoes, my hand closed around something I didn’t initially recognize.
It was an apple.
“Was” being the key word, because this thing I was...
Thursday, March 31, 2016
I couldn’t pick a Senator out of a line-up, but I could spot Julia Roberts’ niece in a crowded Chipotle. What can I say—I’m a bad Washingtonian.
I’ve never been a particularly politically minded person, spending more time reading People than learning about the people who represent us. Part of that comes from feeling like much of what happens in Washington is far above my realm of understanding...