Sometimes, the Times has still got it.
Hey Elliot - come back to DC when you are ready. The scene is ready for you, and there's lots of new spots where guys over 40 (including me) can go. I've skated on and off here since the 1980s, so I know what you mean feeling unwelcome. It's better now.
Very touching article. Nice to feel connected even though a lot of time (and other things) has passed.