Civility

I don’t have a lot of political discussions on Facebook.  It seems like they always go badly.

Today a friend of mine shared a Pro-Second Amendment post. I shared it to my profile and blog page.

Most posts I share get little to no response.  Not this one.

Obviously, things got a little heated.  But things ended on a good note.

This illustrates an important point:  People may have extremely different opinions from us.  But that doesn’t make them monsters.  And we don’t have to act like monsters.

Alone in D.C.

There was so much I still wanted to do.

It was our last day in D.C.

I was on a Scout trip.

We had flown to New York.  We spent a day and a night and most of the next day there.

We took a train to Philadelphia.  We spent the night there.

The next day we drove to D.C.

The first two days we saw the monuments around the Mall.  The Capitol.  Arlington Cemetery.  The Museum of American History.

For some reason my roommates had decided our last day would be a good day to sleep in.

I had a map.

I knew how to use the Metro.

I was off.

My first stop was the Air & Space Museum.

Then the National Archives.

Hard Rock Cafe.

Ford’s Theater.

Then back to the hotel.

The rest of our group was waiting for me.

I hadn’t told anyone what I was doing.

Apparently they’d been worried about me.