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  1. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    06/12/2016
    The MGM Grand at National Harbor is opening on Thursday. See what the Buzzzz is all about.
    Larry Boyer
    Sneak peek: Inside MGM National Harbor
    wtop.com After two years of construction and $1.4 billion, MGM National Harbor is ready to open. Here's what you can expect to see on Dec. 8....
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  2. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    05/12/2016
    Check out these photos of the White House all decorated for Christmas. Be sure to scroll through all 16
    Larry Boyer
    White House Christmas 2016 | 98.7 WMZQ
    wmzq.iheart.com See how the First Family does the...
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    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I think it looks nice. Not overdone.
  3. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    02/12/2016
    Just in - unfortunate news for DC tourism - The Washington Monument will be close until 2019. The result of needing to address the on-going problems with the elevator system..
    Larry Boyer
    Repairs to keep Washington Monument closed into 2019
    wtop.com The Washington Monument will remain closed to the public until 2019 while the structure's elevator system is...
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    Larry Boyer
    03/12/2016 #2 Larry Boyer
    #1 I agree. It seems shocking. Then again, I'm' in a building today where the elevator buttons aren't working so you have to call the security desk to request an elevator and a building employee is playing the role of old school elevator operator. Metro escalators are frequently broken. I don't know. Did the World Trade Center have such problems with the elevators?

    Being here it's easy to pick on it, but I don't have a real benchmark.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Oh no, that's not good news, Larry. You would think with all of today's new tech, the fix would be faster. Oh well.
  4. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    02/12/2016
    In a DC tradition, last night the President lit the national Christmas Tree in the Ellipse, near the front of the White House. This is one of the few occasions the public can be guaranteed to catch a glimpse of the President. In addition to the big tree, seen in the photo, each of the 50 states and the territories have a smaller tree decorated by ornaments from students in each state/territory that ring the tree. There are also trains that run around the tree. There are nightly performances as well. If you're in DC or traveling through come and check it out.
    Larry Boyer
    Photos: National Christmas Tree Lighting 2016
    wtop.com See photos from the 2016 lighting of the national Christmas tree on the...
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    Larry Boyer
    03/12/2016 #2 Larry Boyer
    It is indeed. For anyone ever interested in trying to see the President, as far I know it's also one of only 2 times in the year you can be guaranteed to see the President if you show up and get close enough - the other being the Memorial Day exercises at Arlington National Cemetery.
    David B. Grinberg
    02/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    This is a beautiful annual tradition, indeed, Larry. What a lovely (and large) Christmas tree.
    Wishing everyone a happy and healthy holiday season!
  5. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    20/11/2016
    If you are thinking of coming to DC for the Inauguration or the Million Woman March you better book your hotel room soon.
    Larry Boyer
    DC-area hotels already filling up for inauguration, march
    wtop.com Finding a reasonably priced place to sleep Jan. 20 might be particularly challenging because of inauguration and a separate "Women's March on Washington....
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    Pamela L. Williams
    20/11/2016 #1 Pamela L. Williams
    well if I decide to come it will be for the March :-), plus I can always drive there and back in one day. Been there, done that.
  6. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    19/11/2016
    It's that time of year when it's time for the President to pardon a turkey. Here' a look back at some Presidential pardons.
    Larry Boyer
    Thanksgiving Traditions: The Presidential Turkey Pardon Through the Years (PHOTOS)
    weather.com Let's be honest, it's the best presidential photo op of the...
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  7. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    26/10/2016
    The real life haunted houses of DC. Ghosts of historical figures supposed haunt these DC landmarks. Check them out! Boo!
    Larry Boyer
    Haunted history: 10 spooky places in DC
    wtop.com The District's large collection of famous monuments, buildings and landmarks can come with some creepy back...
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  8. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    21/10/2016
    Walking around DC you never know what piece of history you will run into if you just pay attention. I've walked by this building many times, but until just now not on the side of it that explains it's history. It is the Charles Sumner School Museum and Archives, built in 1872. It was one of the first 3 public schools for black children in DC following the Civil War. At it's time it was the most modern school in DC. It remained in operation until 1978 and was saved from demolition by a community effort. Today it is a museum and serves and the archives for DC Public Schools and is on the Nation Register of Historic Places.

    It is a gorgeous building and is across the street from the National Geographic Society Headquarters.
    Larry Boyer
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  9. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    19/10/2016
    Here's an activity for you in DC! Can you find one of these pennies? Let us know if you do! #bebeeDC
    Larry Boyer
    Ally Bank hides 10 pennies in DC worth $1,000 each
    wtop.com Ally Bank hid 10 special pennies around the D.C. to drum up interest in saving. Finding one could make you richer, but far more than a single...
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    Larry Boyer
    19/10/2016 #1 Larry Boyer
    10 pennies worth $1000 each are hidden in DC.

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  10. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    18/10/2016
    Looking for something to do in DC this fall? Here are some ideas.
    Larry Boyer
    10 things to do in DC this fall before the frost
    wtop.com The scorching heat is gone and so are the summer crowds. Here are the top 10 things to do this fall in D.C., before the frost and freeze set...
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    Larry Boyer
    18/10/2016 #1 Larry Boyer
    Keep with and share happenings and network with DC area bees on beBeeDC
  11. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    18/10/2016
    Actor Robert Duvall (Godfather, Apocolypse Now) stopped by in the DC suburbs to talk about his life and career.
    Larry Boyer
    Robert Duvall dishes on career at Washington West Film Fest in Va.
    wtop.com The Hollywood legend of "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" holds a special Q&A Saturday in...
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  12. David B. Grinberg
    Rocket Launch Delayed...

    cc: @Larry Boyer @Aurorasa Sima
    David B. Grinberg
    Orbital ATK Delays Antares Rocket Launch 24 Hours Due to Glitch
    www.space.com Orbital ATK's Antares rocket launch has been delayed by 24 hours to Monday night due to a glitch with ground support...
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    Nick Mlatchkov
    17/10/2016 #7 Anonymous
    #1 (no periscope here) Btw Periscopes are only used on submarines.
    Larry Boyer
    17/10/2016 #6 Larry Boyer
    Too bad it was delayed. The time of the launch on a Sunday was perfect.
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/10/2016 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 I´d think a species that is able to travel here and pose as one of us is more intelligent than that (;
    David B. Grinberg
    16/10/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    #3 Very interesting development, @Aurorasa Sima, thanks for sharing this info. Maybe the U.S. presidential candidates are the real ETs?
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/10/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 I remember but have only read about it and saw pictures.

    Are you up to date on the Wikileak thing? What did you make of this? http://www.collective-evolution.com/2016/10/10/wikileaks-email-leaks-shed-light-on-the-vaticans-possible-knowledge-of-extraterrestrials/
    David B. Grinberg
    16/10/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    #1 That Hubble Space Telescope is sure amazing, @Aurorasa Sima. It's findings have really transformed the way space scientists view our own galaxy in general and the universe in particular. Do you remember the repairs they had to do on Hubble when it's mirrors had problems, per a NASA space walk to fix it?
    Aurorasa Sima
    16/10/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    You know what, David, when I was younger I often stayed up to see things one was supposed to be able to see. Never saw a thing. No asteroids, no nothing.

    I was grateful for Larry´s map that showed I would not see it from CHI (no periscope here) and I´m grateful for your info about the delay.

    I´ll watch some Hubble live stream instead.
  13. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    16/10/2016
    Rocket launch will be visible tonight from much of the East Coast shortly after 8pm. Just be patient in case there are launch delays (which you can listen for online). The further away you are the closer to the horizon it will be, so look for a place with out trees or find a roof top where you can look in the direction of the launch.
    Larry Boyer
    Orbital ATK CRS-5 Launch Viewing Maps
    www.nasa.gov Orbital ATK's next cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to launch on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The five-minute launch window opens at 8:03 p.m. EDT. Populations all along...
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    David B. Grinberg
    16/10/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this update @Larry Boyer. It's also supposed to be a full "Harvest Moon" and "Super Moon" tonight, in which it's been reported the moon will be orbiting closest to Earth until the next time in 2034. It's also been reported the moon will be closer to Earth tonight compared to any other time thus far in the 21st century. I'll try to find and post an article about this. So get those binoculars/telescopes ready!
    cc: @Aurorasa Sima
  14. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    13/10/2016
    12 restaurants in the DC area have been added to the exclusive list of starred restaurants in the new Michelin Guide. There are only 127 restaurants nation-wide in the list.
    Larry Boyer
    12 restaurants awarded stars in DC's new Michelin Guide
    wtop.com The wait is over: D.C.’s Michelin Guide is finally here. And 12 restaurants were awarded...
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  15. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Many Mentors on Road to the White House: Meet George & Paul (Part 3)
    Many Mentors on Road to the White House: Meet George & Paul (Part 3)Anyone who has ever worked with George Stephanopoulos knows that he’s a bona fide “work horse” – a prerequisite for his many high-profile jobs over the years. These positions range from serving as a top advisor to President Bill Clinton, to...
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    David B. Grinberg
    10/10/2016 #35 David B. Grinberg
    Just a note of thanks for your kind words @Jason Versey and @Loribeth Pierson. I'm grateful for your gracious support and hope this series is especially helpful for the next generations of leadership embarking on new careers (Millennials and Gen Z).
    Also, as Bruce Springsteen sang in his 1980s album, "Born in the USA" -- "Glory days, well they'll pass you by."
    Still, memories and lessons learned can last a lifetime.
    Jason Versey
    10/10/2016 #34 Jason Versey
    Loved the 3rd installment David. So cool that you were able to have that kind of experience. I am envious! Great article.
    Loribeth Pierson
    09/10/2016 #33 Loribeth Pierson
    That was wonderful David, thank you for sharing a piece of your jouney. You are right, no one does it alone, besides it is better with mentors.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #32 Aurorasa Sima
    #31 I´ve never been interested in politics. I would say that in Germany (at least until a few years ago when negative parties became stronger) it´s not as important as here. I dated a mayor a few times but the local politicians were totally going on my nerves and boring the ... out of me. It´s not my world.

    Selfishness is found in most influential positions, I believe you every word about the negative sides. I guess I have more faith in people who are greedy for money than prestige.

    Being in the oval office and meeting the guys like you did is something. Glad you did not have to experience the ML thing up-close. I find the digging in personal affairs disgusting and disturbing. When I hear BC now, it´s hard to believe he ever was President. I lived in Germany back then and did not really follow US politics. I guess he must have been a great guy when you met him. I noticed it seems on the picture you did not want to get to close to BC.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #31 David B. Grinberg
    #30 Thanks for your valuable feedback, as always @Aurorasa Sima. FYI: I wouldn't say that politics = a positive work environment all the time. However, in working on a campaign or for a cause there tends to be a positive synergy which really gets one's adrenaline going if they are passionate about it. I suppose you can say the same about most jobs. But don't get me wrong. Unfortunately, there is a dark downside to politics that is ugly and dismaying. Too many sandals, too much partisan bickering, too much money influencing the process, and too many elected officials putting their personal/political self interests ahead of the interest of the people whom they represent.
    Moreover, in hindsight, I was lucky to leave the WH when I did. Why? Because I wasn't there during the Monica scandal, which was demoralizing and really tainted my views about BC's character and respect for the institution of the American presidency.
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #30 Aurorasa Sima
    Oval office? Picture with Clinton? That´s really cool. I never before perceived politics as something with a positive working environment. Thanks for part 3.
    Gerald Hecht
    08/10/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht
    #28 @David B. Grinberg Thank you for this series --it inspires one not to give into meaningless
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #28 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for reading, commenting and sharing @Larry Boyer @Pamela L. Williams @Mamen Delgado @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira @Gerald Hecht @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Milos Djukic I am always most grateful for your kind words and valuable support!
    Larry Boyer
    08/10/2016 #27 Larry Boyer
    Part 3 of @David B. Grinberg's journey from a Captiol Hill intern to working in the White House. Good lessons from mentors along the away as well as how to be a good mentor.
    Pamela L. Williams
    08/10/2016 #26 Pamela L. Williams
    Though I only witnessed Stephanopoulos at work via the wonderful world of television I can say that I always admired his calm demeanor. His interview with Trump is the first time I think I ever saw his emotions try to get the better of him. I watched the corners of his mouth twitch as he tried his best not to crack up at everything Trump said. Having such a background in politics, Stephanopoulos was not the interviewer a political candidate should go to unprepared or better yet; unqualified. You definitely had some wonderful mentors David. Why aren't you a VP? :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/10/2016 #25 Lisa Gallagher
    #24 Your so right @Mamen Delgado, they do! I watch live buzzes in Spanish as well. I don't usually understand what people are saying but I hear enthusiasm and see so many beautiful places. Tonight @Hugo Chinchilla was cooking and wow, did it look delicious. Hugo, can you send me your recipe? I might have forgotten to click relevant, not sure... but loved the cooking expo!
    Mamen Delgado
    08/10/2016 #24 Mamen Delgado
    #23 Yes they are @Lisa Gallagher, it's another dimension in the social network relationship. Live Buzzes bring each other closer.
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/10/2016 #23 Lisa Gallagher
    #22 The live buzzes are great, aren't they @Mamen Delgado? I love hearing the voices of those I've been interacting with for quite some time!
    Mamen Delgado
    08/10/2016 #22 Mamen Delgado
    @David B. Grinberg, I'm getting addicted to your stories. I love the way you present all the characters and now (thanks to the Live Buzzes) I can even "listen" to you talking about your mentors and your experiences. Thanks for these gifts. 😘
    Gerald Hecht
    08/10/2016 #21 Gerald Hecht
    #18 @David B. Grinberg Well we can spread this as best we can --at least some will be reached
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    08/10/2016 #20 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Your experiences are full of worthwhile lessons, David. Thank you for sharing the series, which I feel is most helpful for the younger generations.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    #17 Many thanks, @Ali Anani, for your kind words. I appreciate your reading and commenting on this buzz. It's always a pleasure to hear from you -- and learn from you per your sweet honey. It's certainly true that most things worthwhile in life don't come easy, but require sacrifice, determination and perseverance to achieve. I hope younger bees read this and get the message to help guide them at the outset of their careers.
    David B. Grinberg
    08/10/2016 #18 David B. Grinberg
    #16 Good point! Remember @Gerald Hecht, the news media are consumed with sensationalism and controversy because that's what gets the ratings and boosts advertising revenue. Don't even get me started on undue influence by corporations on their media subsidiaries.
    Ali Anani
    07/10/2016 #17 Ali Anani
    Like plants that emerge in rocks and become strong so you are. Your obstacles turned into beautiful experiences that are surely worthy of sharing. Shared proudly
    Gerald Hecht
    07/10/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Donna-Luisa Eversley yeah --if only the real stuff instead of the hysterics made the "evening news"...
  16. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    06/10/2016
    TEDxMidAtlantic will be held in DC on Oct 21-22. Tickets on sale now, but they are very limited. All f the details are here.
    Larry Boyer
    Attend | TEDxMidAtlantic 2016
    tedxmidatlantic.com New Rules asks: How can we be more empathetic when we design for the future? How can we reconnect policy with facts, truth, and logic? What ethics should we pursue as we shape our rapidly changing world? The answers are elusive — but we become...
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  17. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Many Mentors on My Road to the White House - Part 1
    Many Mentors on My Road to the White House - Part 1Miguel de Cervantes, the 16th century Spanish novelist, poet and playwright, once said: “Believe there are no limits...” That's exactly the type of positive mindset one needs to achieve big goals in life which may at first appear insurmountable....
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    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    08/10/2016 #29 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Thanks for sharing your inspiring story David Grinberg.
    David B. Grinberg
    01/10/2016 #28 David B. Grinberg
    #25 @Brian McKenzie, funny you should mention that because -- while I can't speak for "graft" -- there was, in fact, a hidden connection within this high-profile Congressional office that helped me get the gig. I did not know him, so it was one of those intangible factors (luck and timing). Read more about it the next post...
    David B. Grinberg
    30/09/2016 #27 David B. Grinberg
    Just a note of thanks for all of your valuable feedback and thoughtful comments, which are always most appreciated. Part 2 is on the way for those interested. @Gerald Hecht @Brian McKenzie @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @debasish majumder @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira @Larry Boyer @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Juan Imaz @Milos Djukic @Ben Pinto @Lisa Gallagher @Deb Helfrich @Mamen Delgado @Gert Scholtz
    Gerald Hecht
    30/09/2016 #26 Gerald Hecht
    #25 @Brian McKenzie "ever since the British burned the White House down; there's a bleeding wound in the heart of town; your mother left ya; your father too --even death has washed his hands of you --it's a long road; it's a long and narrow way" -Bob Dylan
    Brian McKenzie
    30/09/2016 #25 Brian McKenzie
    Nice to hear that Washington was once a town where merit and hard work mattered over connection and graft, I don't believe the same could be said of it today.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/09/2016 #24 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Very interesting @David B. Grinberg and important to know the value of mentors. Their value is worth every moment spent if they are helpful.
    debasish majumder
    29/09/2016 #23 debasish majumder
    lovely insightful post @David B. Grinberg. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    29/09/2016 #22 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    Mentors always important in our lifes
    DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    29/09/2016 #21 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão
    thanks for sharing your experiences
    Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    29/09/2016 #20 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira
    @David B. Grinberg for this and other reasons my dear, I consider you one of my mentors, thank you for bringing your experience is a great help when we feel lost. =)
    Larry Boyer
    29/09/2016 #19 Larry Boyer
    Excellent points show how you never know how your experiences will come in handy. The more you have, the more chances you'll have to use them. I'm looking forward to the next installment!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #18 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @David B. Grinberg a leap of faith is a courageous thing, and proves your desire and willingness to go out to achieve your goals. Looking back is good when these memories are there as a reminder of what can be done. Your story is very
    Inspiring😊Thank you for sharing
    Juan Imaz
    29/09/2016 #17 Juan Imaz
    interesting writing @David B. Grinberg!
    Milos Djukic
    29/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #12 Abslutely @Ben Pinto. It is about mentors.
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #15 David B. Grinberg
    #10 Thanks so much for commenting, Ben, you're too funny. While I can't definitely answer the question of whether Hillary has the stamina to the President, I can say that I most certainly don't -- nor would I ever want that position. For one thing, I lack key prerequisites such as having a pretty face, good hair and being telegenic. I got my share of national politics early in life and that was more than enough for me. That's why I became a registered Independent shortly after leaving the WH (and have been so ever since then). But, fear not, YOU have my vote and I'll even be your campaign press secretary. Now, how can you turn that down, Ben?
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    #8 Thank you, as always, @Lisa Gallagher. No, you're not off the mark about Paul Begala, In fact, you're spot on! I have a separate section about my interaction with him as a mentor in a forthcoming post in this series. I'm glad you enjoyed my telling tales about those "glory days" of yesteryear. More to come...
    David B. Grinberg
    29/09/2016 #13 David B. Grinberg
    #7 Thanks for reading and commenting, @Deb Helfrich. Not only was there no assurance of success, but even my parents tried convincing me to seek more gainful and stable employment. Campaigns don't pay well to begin with. Thus, with all the time and effort one puts into it, you can still end up with nothing if the candidate loses. In fact, I still recall eating cans of tuna fish when I began working as a volunteer on the Clintin-Gore 1992 campaign. I'm glad I can at least afford salmon now!
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #12 Ben Pinto
    Milos you posted this from David in Fractals forever because it is just part of the bigger picture, right?
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #11 Ben Pinto
    Pollinating these hives:
    Politics
    US politics
    And any others I can find. Great story, @David B. Grinberg
    Ben Pinto
    29/09/2016 #10 Ben Pinto
    David Grinberg for write-in Prez.
  18. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    02/10/2016
    Some interesting and intriguing tales of those who lived in Georgetown - from presidents to spies. Note: video, audio and text. Check it all out.
    Larry Boyer
    Take 'A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set' (Video) | WTOP
    wtop.com Georgetown is one of D.C.'s ritziest neighborhoods. The author of "A Walking Tour of the Georgetown Set" says residents ranged from presidents to...
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  19. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    11/09/2016
    A little cultural history about DC. The Kennedy Center is 45!
    Larry Boyer
    The Kennedy Center Opened 45 Years Ago Today | Washingtonian
    www.washingtonian.com History fans, you'll love these photos of its construction and...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    11/09/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Very interesting @Larry Boyer, and wow- Ted Kennedy sure was young in that video. Thanks for sharing this!
  20. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    05/09/2016
    The hottest ticket in town is for the soon to open new Smithsonian Museum - National Museum of African American History and Culture
    Larry Boyer
    Extended hours, extra passes for new Smithsonian museum opening | WTOP
    wtop.com Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture is extending hours, entry passes for its opening weekend due to high...
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  21. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    15/08/2016
    Some interesting views from the restoration project at the US Capitol. The Capitol building is quite a site to see when you come to DC - both inside an outside.
    Larry Boyer
    Photos: Restoring the Capitol Dome to 1960s glory
    wtop.com Crews are in the final phase of restoring the Capitol Dome, but what they did up there for two years is far more intricate than many people may...
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    Larry Boyer
    15/08/2016 #2 Larry Boyer
    #1 Excellent point @David B. Grinberg. If only Congress were as easy to fix.
    David B. Grinberg
    15/08/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    @Larry Boyer, I always thought that the major repairs to the iconic Capitol dome were symbolic of a badly broken Congress likewise in need of major repairs.
  22. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    05/08/2016
    DC has quite an unsual attraction for a short time - the corpse flower is blooming. People are coming from all around to see it. Who wants to come and see/smell it?
    Larry Boyer
    Get a whiff of this: Corpse flower blooms at Botanic Garden
    wtop.com An 88-inch tall corpse flower began to bloom Tuesday morning at the U.S. Botanic...
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    Charles David Upchurch
    07/08/2016 #7 Charles David Upchurch
    #5 @Lily Hq I do not completely understand your comment(#5, below). I would never do @Betty Brody any intentional harm, and I appreciate your desire to protect her from harm, "en sh''a Allah." It is good that she has other people who care about her so much. Chokran. I have only the greatest respect for your Mentor (and mine) Betty Brody. +++++ Please try Google Translate (translate.google.com) from your native language to English, and then copy those results and translate them back into your native language. I think you will find that your first translation was not accurate.
    Lily(Caixia) Hq
    06/08/2016 #5 Lily(Caixia) Hq
    #2 Charles David Upchurch, please not spy my Mentor anymore later. as your ages, you should understand all return is what you have done, even if it had been done by you many years ago.
    Larry Boyer
    06/08/2016 #3 Larry Boyer
    What's the buzz about in DC this weekend? It's the Corpse Flower. Take a look and learn more. about this unusual flower that is expected to make a rare bloom any moment.
    Charles David Upchurch
    05/08/2016 #2 Charles David Upchurch
    @Betty Brody since this is in your 'neck of the woods' maybe you and Jim could take the girls to see this!
    Larry Boyer
    05/08/2016 #1 Larry Boyer
    Join our new hive for those living and visiting DC or if you just want to know what life and work is like in the nation's capital.
  23. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    24/07/2016
    Some interesting stories about the White House gardens and some of the history they've seen.
    Larry Boyer
    Plants, not politics: The stories behind the White House gardens
    wtop.com A closer look at the role and evolution of the White House...
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    Larry Boyer
    30/07/2016 #2 Larry Boyer
    #1 Indeed it does @Mohammed A. Jawad! We need something positve to see and hopefully we can agree the plants are nice! :)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    25/07/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    The shift of attention from politics to plants is worthwhile. At least, focusing more on plants gives a pleasant, acceptable and flawless atmosphere.
  24. Larry Boyer

    Larry Boyer

    22/07/2016
    If you'll be in DC this weekend get ready for HOT. We're expecting to break 100 degrees for the first time in 4 years. Add in some extra humidity and it will be quite uncomfortable and potentially dangerous to be out. Keep Cool! Larry Boyer
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