American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial



American Merchant Mariners’ Memorial

The awesome Scouting NY blog has more photos of the memorial: “two men are desperately crying for help while a third tries to pull a victim from the water. I can’t tell you how moving this is at high tide, when the water laps at the man.”

This is really moving me today.


Obama in the ‘hood!

Attorney General Eric Holder’s installation was held at GW’s Lisner Auditorium last week.  Do you know what that means?


The library stayed open through the whole thing, despite the fact that H Street was closed and heavily guarded.

Tina and I hung out on the street as long as possible until we were sent inside.

We did get to see Caroline stuck on the corner, and also a fabulous set of police manuevers.

After all of that – my friend Debbie did get to see the man himself!  She was coming out of the Marvin Center just as he was leaving, so she waved, and he waved back.  Hooray!  I’m sure these things get pretty old when you’ve been in DC forever – but it’s still pretty dang exciting for me.