I’ve just run and walked a full marathon round arguably the most spectacular of US cities – it’s capital, Washington DC – in preparation for spending the next two days holed up in windowless meeting rooms, discussing all things CARE-like.
It has been a special day of being fixed in a warm and relaxing groove of a place which, since I was last here twenty five years ago, is at ease with itself – even if the political power-makers may not always be, inside Capitol Hill during weekday hours.
Today, however, is a Saturday, and a Saturday drenched in sunshine. It felt like DC, and its politics, reveled in taking a celebratory day off as a result. Continue reading