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“A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant, and respectful.” – Charles Pickering I took this picture early last week, before the tragic insurgency that changed the way so many view our country. I wish we could turn back the clock.

As a country we are complicated. Diverse, argumentative, creative, strong-willed, fierce, generous, and I hope kinder to one another going forward. Let’s celebrate what we do have. With a clear sky and full moon, it was a thrill to watch the 45-minute firework show over the Lincoln Memorial and Washington monument that flank the grassy National Mall in our nation’s capitol, Washington DC. The light show was preceded by an amazing airshow…. Read More

Note to my readers: Even though we are all homebound these days, I hope you will still join me in my quest of experiencing new places and cultures.  For today, I planned a post from our recent trip to Washington DC and Hillwood Museum. If you enjoy the content below and are interested in visiting Hillwood yourself, you can explore their collection with Hillwood from Home. You can also watch their featured videos… Read More

International Spy Museum, Washington DC

When I was about 12, I sneaked a book out of my parent’s bedroom. It was Ian Fleming’s James Bond thriller, The Man with the Golden Gun. I read the book late at night and successfully returned it without detection. There has been no turning back for me – I’ve been fascinated with spies, real and fictional, ever since. My trip to the International Spy Museum in Washington D.C. was a super-treat…. Read More

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