Monthly Archives: June 2016

4th of July Outside the Box — with Reading List

The United States is the only country with a known birthday. — James G. Blaine Let’s try thinking outside the usual box this Independence Day. Before you settle in for grilled burgers and fireworks, think about refreshing your knowledge about … Continue reading

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America’s Other Best Idea

Art is not always about pretty things. It’s about who we are, what happened to us, and how our lives are affected. –Elizabeth Broun, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and Renwick Gallery The National Parks system is … Continue reading

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“Let Us Now Praise Famous Men”

People will know you for who you are, but will remember you for what you have done. True leaders make long lasting impacts!” — Israelmore Ayivor While in Washington, DC, recently I was able to visit two relatively new monuments … Continue reading

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How Washington Commemorates Wars

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity. — Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1946 I was in Washington DC last week just after Memorial Day, and that … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

“The Americans have found the healing of God in a variety of things, the most pleasant of which is probably automobile drives.” ― William Saroyan Once again I have been on a road trip, and remembered some of the pleasures … Continue reading

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