Here are some pictures I took in DC this weekend. The weather was so much better from Pittsburgh’s!
A quick note: I keep on hearing various candidates characterize DC in all of these ugly ways. Accusations of corruption and bad behavior abound. But having been an occasional visitor (who is albeit rubbing shoulders with more staffers than senators, or maybe more teachers, lawyers, maids and clerks to be more accurate) I have found a city which is full of passionate people. Normal people too, but DC is run on and by people who give a damn about how their government functions–functioning has more to do with showing up every day to do work than with pretty buzz-phrases and violent rhetoric. I am continuously impressed (and envious) of how casually close many of the people in DC are to their–our–government.
I find impressive people and interesting ideas in DC–and it would take more than a nasty pundit to make me think otherwise of our nation’s capital.
Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible player. -Albert Einstein