After leaving NYC, the Tribeca Film Festival and our first grandchild, five-month-old Ian, Ed and I headed to Washington DC and to Ed's Alma Mata the University Notre Dame's bi-annual Perspectives on National & Global Issues. As part of the University's President's Circle, Ed and I really look forward to this incredibly interesting event held in the nation's capitol. This year we were lucky to hear from, among others:
Whew, what a line-up of impressive and divergent views; however, one thing everyone seemed to agree on was that demographics was the key to the next election.
The dinner where the guest speaker was Jeb Bush was held at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery, part of the Donald W. Reynolds Center, a gloriously renovated National Historic Landmark building, where President Abraham Lincoln held his inaugural ball. We were where history was made!