D.L. Stafford (@nomad_ARCHITECT) tweeted at 1:29 PM on Sun, Jul 21, 2013: The Vietnam War Memorial - a stark reminder of the power of simplicity. Like no other in DC - its imagery is no less powerful ! (https://twitter.com/nomad_ARCHITECT/status/359002108650995713) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download
Sunday, July 21, 2013
D.L. Stafford (@nomad_ARCHITECT) tweeted at 7:13 PM on Sat, Jul 20, 2013: Just left THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN - sat next to 3 teenagers giggling and texting - I don't think they got it. http://t.co/eTpP6SMLk4 (https://twitter.com/nomad_ARCHITECT/status/358726396270497792) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download
D.L. Stafford (@nomad_ARCHITECT) tweeted at 5:07 PM on Sat, Jul 20, 2013: Georgetown - kinda like Buckhead - tons of sweating chain store shoppers - but Georgetown Scoops serves a mean Mango Sorbet! (https://twitter.com/nomad_ARCHITECT/status/358694689920131072) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download
D.L. Stafford (@nomad_ARCHITECT) tweeted at 1:41 PM on Sat, Jul 20, 2013: Kreeger House Museum - Picasso/Degas/Monet/et al -Phillip Jounson 24ksf bungalow - lots of $$$-what a way to live!! http://t.co/LPr9tXq6Yu (https://twitter.com/nomad_ARCHITECT/status/358642853959835649) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download
D.L. Stafford (@nomad_ARCHITECT) tweeted at 9:58 AM on Sat, Jul 20, 2013: Between the temperature & the hot air from all the pols DC is a very, very, very - did I say very HOT PLACE. Today museums - very cool. (https://twitter.com/nomad_ARCHITECT/status/358586791139348480) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download
Thursday, July 4, 2013
The Grand Experiment is Still Grand!!
As we awoke to another celebration of our founding this morning, I began to ponder the onslaught of attempts by powers, great and small, to destroy our great country, as well as our own self inflicted wounds on the very freedoms that we have held up to the world for generations. When you view Lady Liberty or you read of the sacrifice of men and women to foster freedom, you have to remind yourself that this country, this USA, came to be because men, rebels all, said ENOUGH!! In a single act of incomparable bravery and genius, this nation was birthed to give refuge to the "Nomads" and "Vagabonds" who wanted a better life in the new world, who wanted to worship their God in peace and determine their own destiny without government intervention.
Now this is not a political blog, but, one cannot discuss this amazing country without some discussion of the one subject that is not supposed to be discussed in polite company. And when you watch the news or read a blog or do something really quaint like read a newspaper, you realize that we simply do not have any current day Washingtons, Jeffersons, Adams or Hamiltons. No, we Americans shake our heads in flummoxed disbelief at the current crop of empty suits that are running the place. I have a friend who believes the demise of this great country is eminent. It's not if but when. To that I say - Balderdash!! If you have any knowledge of the history of this great country, you can rest assured that its greatness comes from its people and their willingness to "throw the bums out" when righting the ship becomes necessary. With that greatest of documents to guide us, the US Constitution, we WILL defeat attacks of any kind on the virtues and ideas that came from the most unique concept of freedom ever envisioned by man. I am convinced we will, indeed, right this ship for generations to come.
And what About Generation Y?
"Just landed in Denver - staying at The Curtis Hotel...be back Monday - Happy 4th - God Bless America!"
Its a new day! Whether its on parchment or a smart phone, the love of this country means the same thing and its ever new. By the way, The Nomad Architect assisted in finding The Curtis - a very cool boutique in downtown Denver.
So - as you head out to Grandma's house or some other favorite place to celebrate our day, as I did last Fourth of July, I implore you to read our Declaration of Independence, written by one of history's greatest minds, Thomas Jefferson, at the ripe old age of thirty three. A Gen Y'er we can all believe in.
Oh Say Can You See!
Quote of The Week - "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson
Video Artist of The Week - Madison Rising. Named in honor of James Madison - led by former Navy Vet and front man Dave Bray, these rockers celebrate our freedoms with an edge and no apologies.