Archives for: May 31st, 2017

Happy Birthday, Becky

Written by on May 31, 2017

The plane has just left the gate, rumbling toward the runway. Turkish Air headed from Istanbul to Hong Kong. My body was still adjusting to the radical time change, so I was eager to close my eyes for a few hours. My cell phone vibrated. It was my wife Kristen, asking if I had whistled […]

The General & the Hymn

Written by on May 26, 2017

The Iwo Jima Memorial on the grounds of Arlington National Cemetery is a holy place to Marines and their families. Joe Rosenthal’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of Marines raising Old Glory atop Mt. Suribachi during World War II enshrined in copper is one of the most iconic memorials in Washington. On a sunny and warm weekday […]