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Observations on a Tuesday

There was this brown-skin middle-aged woman on the train who was huffing and carrying on because some younger woman was standing in front of where the older woman was sitting. The young woman’s backpack kept swinging near the older woman and she’d huff and roll her eyes again.
 
 The train was crowded with people sleepily reading the Metro Express newspaper. The rocking of the train and the rain tapping the windows had a calming effect on me but this woman, I wondered what would have caused such a sense of disdain for the world around her. The man in front of me sat adjacent to her, perpendicular to her. He slumped further in his seat, pushing his long legs closer toward her and she gave him the same look. I noticed his knee was about three inches from her leg. She folded her newspaper forcefully to get his attention, I am sure, yet he paid her no attention as he nodded off into a cautious nap.
 
 A black woman stood nearby and I watched her watching all this like I was. She looked up, catching my eye and smiled at the scene. I rolled my eyes and she stifled a short laugh into her sleeve to avoid the other woman’s glare.
 
 My stop came up and I watched as the angry woman was not happy with more people invading her personal space. Mornings on the metro are not always this entertaining but I enjoy watching people’s interaction with one another in this hot brew of society in the morning.
 
 
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Location:S Arlington Ridge Rd,Arlington,United States

Sunshine week events

I have spent the last day or so in sunshine week events at the National Press Club in DC. It has been enlightening and fascinating to sit in the room with some of the brightest minds in journalism.
 
 Tonight I met a woman that sat in on an event earlier in the day. When I saw her sitting alone this evening, I introduced myself. A fast friendship ensued. As we closed the evening with a metro ride together after the event, I realized that there are good people in DC. She is a charmer and completely fascinated me from the get-go.
 
 I guess that I should mention the brilliant people at the conference. The organizers and attendees were a stunning reminder of the brilliance that we don’t always see when we look at people. The amazing conversations and topics discussed raised my awareness to a new level.
 
 This is why I need to be in DC. I met award winning journalist, brilliant activists and like-minded people. All worthy of mention and worthy of more than a passing paragraph, but as the night rolls on and this train ride ends I must do them justice through my scant words of admiration.
 
 
 
 
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Location:DC

Conference in DC

I am attending the credit union conference in DC and am amazed at the big name folks here: former prime minister Tony Blair, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and a slew of senators and house reps. Not to mention having met so many nice people. Wow!
 
 
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Location:9th St NW,Washington D.C.,United States

Hear ye hear ye. Another hearing

How crazy! Three hearings in one week. I think next week will be thin on the hearings. Not sure if that’s good or bad for me.
 I have proposed some interesting stories from all this to my editors. I’ve got to do some research today or tomorrow. Excited to see my stories unfold through the edit process.
 
 Just watched the SEC director walk in. It’s been awesome seeing these people in person, after watching them on tv.
 
 Here we go. I will update ya later.
 
 
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Location:F St NE,Washington D.C.,United States

Hear ye hear ye. Another hearing

How crazy! Three hearings in one week. I think next week will be thin on the hearings. Not sure if that’s good or bad for me.
 I have proposed some interesting stories from all this to my editors. I’ve got to do some research today or tomorrow. Excited to see my stories unfold through the edit process.
 
 Just watched the SEC director walk in. It’s been awesome seeing these people in person, after watching them on tv.
 
 Here we go. I will update ya later.
 
 
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Location:F St NE,Washington D.C.,United States

Another hearing on the hill

Another day on the hill with some amazing interviews and another Elizabeth Warren sighting.
 


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Location:Nw,Washington D.C.,United States

A big surprise

I had a huge surprise yesterday. While I was in a senate hearing yesterday, in walked the incomparable Elizabeth Warren. She’s an amazing woman and I witnessed her strength and intellect first hand. It was an amazing day in the life of this South Georgia boy!
 
 
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Location:DC

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