Stories for May 2004

May 29, 2004

Telling a Good Wartime Story

Sailors: vintage and contemporary at the World War II Memorial, Washington, DC Ten years ago, during my father’s final visit to DC, we were walking towards the Treasury Building to see how money is made. As we passed the…

May 23, 2004

A Close Encounter of the Political Kind

The Mrs. and I were invited to the Veep’s house this past week to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Art in Embassies program. That’s Dick and Lynn Cheney’s temporary abode. The real Ambassador in Moscow: Adam & Eve,…

May 17, 2004

It Came From BROOD X!

We’ve been waiting. Each evening we look to the skies. At night we cower in our Martha Stewart-shrouded bed linens. It’s quiet right now. But, beware, we know what awaits us at dawn’s early break. No one is safe…

May 15, 2004

A Different Sort of Time

She looks a little tentative. I focus on her eyes, looking for clues as to why she is here. I notice she is clutching a small stuffed animal in her hands. We are both waiting. Hollywood Squares is blaring…

May 2, 2004

Having a Major Minor Success

In today’s Washington Post it was revealed that Micah Ian Wright, who last summer published the wickedly creative book of repurposed war posters called You Back the Attack! We’ll Bomb Who We Want! lied about his own war record….