The Approach

Everyone keeps asking me if I am nervous and anxious about what is coming.  Well, honestly, much to everyone’s dismay, I am completely calm about all of this.  I am reminded of the classic Smith saying, I am as calm as a summer’s morning.  Now, that does not include the preceding sentence about being a lamb going to the slaughter.  Some might say that, but I most surely do not.  It must be admitted that my still being here in Washington DC and not seeing anything leading up to it might be helping.  We are within a week.  I feel no apprehension at all.
On another note, yesterday I walked out of the elevator reading a letter and accidentally ran into a man.  He fell backwards and against the wall.  I apologized and helped him into the elevator.  It was only as I walked down the hall I realized it was Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina.  It made me feel bad.
I will definitely miss Washington DC.  It is such a beautiful city.  I imagine the feeling here is like the first visitors would have been to Rome, London, Paris, or some of the other ancient magnificent cities.  Plus there is a certain ability to keep learning here that I enjoy.  Many other jobs are not so requiring on a person to continue to learn.
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  1. Paul,I miss Washington a lot just from the tourist point of view, I can\’t imagine what it was like for you to leave. I think I will run down there and spend a few months one of these years to study the art.I can\’t wait to see the pictures from the wedding. How grand all of that must have been.I am still trying to figure out what to get you as a wedding gift; I can\’t decide between the sportscar and the password to the beginning of the universe.Anyway, I am quite sure that Christmas was merryand that the New Year will be spectacular.You might even be having babies this year!-Brock

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