Archive for February, 2009

Week 2 in Washington

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

“The upsetting thing is…” I began, “…That our government’s run by 23-year-olds?” interjected my landlord-for-the-month. That wasn’t my original message, but it resonated. This past week for the first time, I scheduled and ran my own meetings with House and Senate staff, few very much older than me. It struck me as a useful system [...]

You never really get used to it

Friday, February 13th, 2009

“You never really get used to it,” intoned my landlords-for-the-month. I’ve taken the Capitol tour a number of times, stood outside for hours on end, posed at the ellipse so it looked as if I was stepping on its roof, but it’s a whole different experience to actually live in its shadow, if only for [...]