Posts tagged Washington

Thoughts & Sayings (April 2013)

Here are some thoughts and sayings I posted on Twitter and/or Facebook in March. To my knowledge, I made these up (for better or for worse). Sit back, relax, and enjoy the write! Encouraging Words 1. I aim to confuse so you don’t have to. 2. A smile is what happens when something inside comes out. 3. Exercising your mind is better than food [...]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a day to reflect on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy. I remember standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. looking down on the Reflecting Pool in 2004.The place looked much as it did when Dr. King stood in the same place on August 28, 1963, and delivered his famo [...]

I Am No Longer A Foreign Service Offi...

A post I wrote in October 2006 called “What is a Foreign Service officer?” ranks among this blog’s most popular entries. I wrote it during the heady days when I was looking forward to a long career as a diplomat and retiring from the Foreign Service. Alas, it was not meant to be. I resigned from the U.S. Department of State [...]