Attended the the “Untold Titanic” National Geographic Society presentation by Dr. Robert Ballard. Turns out, Ballard’s search for Titanic was a cover story for a classified Navy mission. “We pulled it off! That was my job” Ballard’s story was of exploration and discovery–and inspiration. “If it’s easy, it ain’t worth doing. Go for the big mountain […]
The 26th Environmental Film Festival held in the nation’s capital is the largest environmental film festival in the world. For the second year I attended, this year, two showings: “Wild Florida: Hidden in Plain Sight” and “Chasing Coral.” Wild Florida drew me to my original home state, portraying the Florida beyond the Disneyfication of the peninsula. Carlton […]
On Thursday I checked out the newly opened LINE DC hotel in Adams Morgan. Sipping on a coffee and attempting to login to my laptop, I was approached by an inquisitive reporter and gladly shared my thoughts on the hotel. Read the article by Urban Turf entitled The Line Blurs the Line Between Lobby, Restaurant, and […]
The Museum of the Bible (MOTB) opened in late November and I reserved my ticket for today. The collection includes artifacts from a variety of cultures and periods. In the face of predictable criticism, the museum calls attention to the role of the Bible through historical and cultural contexts and invites visitors to whet their curiosity […]
Keynote speaker was former University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman. She has recently made Washington, DC her home as the new President of the Association of American Universities. The event was held at the historic City Tavern Club (1796) in Georgetown.