Michael Jackson’s White House visit

Sometimes what seems important isn’t.  And what seems so ordinary is really special. In 1990, I was serving as a special assistant to the president in the George H. W. Bush White House.  One day a staffer named Joe Watkins brought Michael Jackson in for a visit.  Joe was a floater who reported to severalContinue reading “Michael Jackson’s White House visit”

Roundabouts: Who has the right of way?

Roundabouts in America: Who has the right-of-way? My wife is French and close to half of all roundabouts in the world are on French roads, so we were pleasantly surprised to see them popping up on the American landscape, especially now in Maryland and Virginia.  The problem is a total lack of understanding for mostContinue reading “Roundabouts: Who has the right of way?”