Category Archives: Smithsonian

A family visit — Jolie

ImageAt the Lincoln Memorial (where she quickly found the typo in the Second Inaugural — love that!) 7 December 2013

My niece, Jolie Hicks, 25, has just visited Washington for a few days. She is delightful.  I feared (appropriately) not being an adequate role model, not doing enough interesting and meaningful activities, not listening enough, sharing thoughts and questions.  All of those fears I still bear, but she is completely charming, open, aware but not worried, physically beautiful without effort. It was heaven.

ImageAt the National Portrait Gallery, again with Abraham Lincoln (and James Madison, I think, looking on)