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"Each of us must come to care about everyone else's children. We must recognize that the well being of our own children is intimately linked to the well being of all other people's children. After all, when one of our children needs life-saving surgery, someone else's child will perform it. When one of our children is harmed by violence, someone else's child will commit it. The good life for our own children can be secured only if it is also secured for all other people's children. But to work for the well being of all children is not just a practical matter-- it is also right!" - Lilian G. Katz, Phd.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Travelogue Day 1

It is a beautiful cold wet night here in DC. I am staying at the Renaissance Washington and am really looking forward to the FFCMH conference. The flight was uneventful. My boarding pass said gate A22, and I ran into some of my colleagues there so we sat talking for a while. At 9:30 am (the flight was at 9:45) we came to the realization that no one was there. They had changed gates. Luckily, it was only a few gates away. When I got on the plane, there was someone in my assigned seat. She was also assigned that seat. I had to wait until everyone boarded because I couldn't fight the flow of traffic, then bring this to the attention of the flight crew. The good news is that there was one seat left. The bad news is that it was the exit row. I did the usual long flight activities: worked on stats homework, read, dozed, drooled over the Sky Mall catalogue. We hit turbulence coming into DC. I wasn't fazed, but some of my colleagues were. I got to see a beautiful site as we were landing: The Washington monument broke through the clouds on our way by. It was breathtaking. I would have killed for a camera at that moment. We took Super Shuttle to the hotel, then got settled in. Dinner was Subway for me, but the rest of the crew explored China town. I called my dear friend Michelle, who is in Baltimore, and we are going to try and meet up tomorrow. As soon as I finish writing this, I am going to look for train schedules. Tomorrow is Policy day, but I may play hookey and see the Capital.