Aspen Institute

This is the year of the institute for Ruth and me.  The Aspen Institue has a national reputation, and we are here during part of its Hurst Lecture Series.

We missed hearing Ruth Bader Ginsburg talk about Antonin Scalia because her presence wasn’t announced in the media.  According to Ginsburg, reportedly, she and Scalia were very close friends despite political differences.

Yesterday we heard Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe speak. Because he runs the only state with a one-term limit, he will be available to campaign for President in 2020 and is clearly interested.  Glib and forthright, McAuliffe called today, “Ground Zero for Democrats” if they want to win future elections.

Today, Condoleezza Rice speaks.



About roadsrus

Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roadsrus

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