Category Archives: Washington DC

July 31st, 2012 … on laughter-silvered wings*

Those of you who have known me for a while knew, perhaps feared, that this day would come. To those uninterested in aviation, I hope you will rejoin me tomorrow by which time I may have returned to Earth. The … Continue reading

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July 29, 2012 … sightseeing in the capital

Retail therapy is not in our vocabulary. Indeed, with the exception of camera shops, I personally regard retail therapy as an oxymoron.  Nevertheless we needed to do some shopping yesterday and strolled over the bridge to Georgetown.  This is a … Continue reading

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July 28, 2012 … each person treated with respect

Trial and error means that those who make errors are put on trial. To some extent, reliance on memories of my last visit to Washington (in 2000) led me astray, and Washington’s overwhelming heat carried out the sentence. But before … Continue reading

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July 27, 2012 … at the centre of things

Transitions can be stressful. Our journey from New Orleans to Washington began badly when we learned that the shuttle service had not actioned the discussion we had the previous day about moving the pickup time forward an hour to match … Continue reading

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