Snow Day: Photo Gallery

Ski Trails – South Lake Tahoe, California – Photo (C) Russell Johnson

We who have lived through the California drought are heading for the mountains and doing snow angels. We’ve always celebrated the first snows of the season. After that, maybe not so much. But it still makes for some beautiful scenes. Here is a collection of our photos (and a painting) celebrating “Snow Day.”

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Day at the Newseum: Madeline Albright Meets J. Edgar Hoover

Madeline Albright at the Newseum

A bit much, I think, meeting J. Edgar Hoover and Madeline Albright on the same day. OK, Hoover was quite dead, the late FBI boss a statue bending over assertively, as if ready to pounce, in the the main foyer of the Newseum in Washington DC, but the former Secretary of State/UN Ambassador looked quite pink and healthy as she showed off her collection of brooches in a TV studio upstairs.

The Newseum is a monument to journalism, the so-called “fourth-estate,” which in its finest form has kept kings, presidents, politicians, scammers and mobs in check and at its worst pumped up wars, spread tyranny, “live shots” of car chases and celebity DUIs.

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