You really have to see it for yourselves to truly understand the plight we're facing up here in Northern Virginia:
My Private Shoebox
I practically grew up in Fairfax County, moving here in '89. After a brief time away, we moved back here a handful of years back, and within the past couple of years, we have seen a dramatic
decline in our quality-of-life up here, with many older areas being turned into illegal boardinghouses. Heck, we've even observed an increase in gang activity right down the street from us.
If any of you local readers have pictures of your area, and they look as bad as I know
they do, I'd be delighted to start collecting them here. Annandale, Springfield, I know you're out there. I'm talking 'bout you
here. It's high time that somebody
got Gerry's attention on this issue, and whadda ya know, I just happen
to know exactly where his corporate inbox is. Wink wink, nudge nudge
.As an aside
, I promise that I'll keep your identity confidential to the best of my ability. I will need to request that you send the address or location that the photograph represents, in order to ensure that Gerry can't plead ignorance when presented with the evidence. My contact form will take pictures if you surround the URL to the picture (I recommend photobucket
) with BBcode-style "[img][/img]" tags—if I have any problems receiving your picture, I will be e-mailing you back promptly for followup.