jeannie’s birthday is today (she’s got a holy birthday — 7/7), and she’s thrilled that we’re all together and have nothing to do other than being tourists in washington dc. i was out of the country on her birthday the last two years in a row. so this will be nice. we’re looking forward to the national gallery (especially to see the rothko rooms), the presidential monuments (lincoln, washingon, jefferson), the vietnam memorial (which i’ve somehow never seen), and a few other things. tired feet will happen. here’s jeannie and the kids in front of the capitol building yesterday. happy birthday, jeannie!
more substantive post to come. i’m perculating on a post about the similarities between the nazi party (during it’s rise to power) and the religious right, after my visit to the holocaust museum yesterday.