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20 September 2019 20:21
 
EN - 20 September 2019 05:53 PM

Staying one night in Cabin 103, the most difficult room in Texas to book (I got it 1 year 9 months ago, barely), where LBJ and other dignitaries have stayed.  I stayed there twice when I was younger, but it’s become almost impossible to book because of the view.

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EN - 20 September 2019 05:53 PM

Staying one night in Cabin 103, the most difficult room in Texas to book (I got it 1 year 9 months ago, barely), where LBJ and other dignitaries have stayed.  I stayed there twice when I was younger, but it’s become almost impossible to book because of the view.

Photos or I don’t believe it.

Give me your email or phone in a PM and I’ll send some.

 
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05 October 2019 17:48
 

Heading to Baltimore Saturday, for a 4 day ASHRM Conference (American Society for Hospital Risk Managers).  Not a wild group - mostly middle aged nurses, with a few old lawyers thrown in the mix.  Staying in the Inner Harbor area of the Charm City.  May run out to Fort McHenry, where the Star Spangled Banner was written.  Did you know that Francis Scott Key was a lawyer?  Shouldn’t t surprise anyone.

 
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EN - 05 October 2019 05:48 PM

Did you know that Francis Scott Key was a lawyer?

I read somewhere and can’t remember where, but apparently he was a raging racist, too.

 
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06 October 2019 06:13
 
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EN - 05 October 2019 05:48 PM

Did you know that Francis Scott Key was a lawyer?

I read somewhere and can’t remember where, but apparently he was a raging racist, too.

Everyone back then was.  We have evolved.

 
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06 October 2019 07:11
 
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EN - 05 October 2019 05:48 PM

Did you know that Francis Scott Key was a lawyer?

I read somewhere and can’t remember where, but apparently he was a raging racist, too.

Everyone back then was.  We have evolved.

Yeah.  I googled it and there is plenty about him making active efforts to preserve slavery, but the Civil War was about slavery and our brand was rooted in racism.

 
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06 October 2019 15:32
 
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EN - 05 October 2019 05:48 PM

Did you know that Francis Scott Key was a lawyer?

I read somewhere and can’t remember where, but apparently he was a raging racist, too.

Everyone back then was.  We have evolved.

Yeah.  I googled it and there is plenty about him making active efforts to preserve slavery, but the Civil War was about slavery and our brand was rooted in racism.

I suppose this brings up a point (although you are really screwing up my phenomenal travel diary): is the fact that someone was a proponent of something that we have come to determine was nasty, a reason for disqualifying him from having done anything good?  Not to me - otherwise, tear down the Lincoln Memorial.  He was a racist.  He just rose above it when the situation called for it. Everyone has taken a bad position at some point, and we are all, to some extent, products of our time/place.  The Star Spangled Banner sends chills down my spine every time I hear it.  The fact that Key had some nasty ideas doesn’t affect the beauty of what he did right.  MLK was an adulterer - does that mean we don’t take what is good?  And speaking of adulterers, what about JFK? LBJ screwed the pooch in Viet Nam.  Does that mean the Civil Rights legislation is invalid?  Who knows how many sins FDR had - does that mean he was wrong about everything?  I’m still going to visit Fort McHenry and celebrate what happened there.

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06 October 2019 17:24
 
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EN - 05 October 2019 05:48 PM

Did you know that Francis Scott Key was a lawyer?

I read somewhere and can’t remember where, but apparently he was a raging racist, too.

Everyone back then was.  We have evolved.

Yeah.  I googled it and there is plenty about him making active efforts to preserve slavery, but the Civil War was about slavery and our brand was rooted in racism.

I suppose this brings up a point (although you are really screwing up my phenomenal travel diary): is the fact that someone was a proponent of something that we have come to determine was nasty, a reason for disqualifying him from having done anything good?  Not to me - otherwise, tear down the Lincoln Memorial.  He was a racist.  He just rose above it when the situation called for it. Everyone has taken a bad position at some point, and we are all, to some extent, products of our time/place.  The Star Spangled Banner sends chills down my spine every time I hear it.  The fact that Key had some nasty ideas doesn’t affect the beauty of what he did right.  MLK was an adulterer - does that mean we don’t take what is good?  And speaking of adulterers, what about JFK? LBJ screwed the pooch in Viet Nam.  Does that mean the Civil Rights legislation is invalid?  Who knows how many sins FDR had - does that mean he was wrong about everything?  I’m still going to visit Fort McHenry and celebrate what happened there.

Your point is well taken.  My point was not to discredit Key, but to offer another perspective.

 
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06 October 2019 17:37
 
EN - 05 October 2019 05:48 PM

Heading to Baltimore Saturday, for a 4 day ASHRM Conference (American Society for Hospital Risk Managers).  Not a wild group - mostly middle aged nurses, with a few old lawyers thrown in the mix.  Staying in the Inner Harbor area of the Charm City.  May run out to Fort McHenry, where the Star Spangled Banner was written.  Did you know that Francis Scott Key was a lawyer?  Shouldn’t t surprise anyone.

Have a great trip.  I expect you’ll enjoy cooler temperatures too.

 
 
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