Its first owner was John H. B. Latrobe, the son of Benjamin Henry Latrobe, architect of the Basilica and the nation’s Capitol. What is the worst mode of transportation? The plane. Are you aware of any conspiracies? I am. What should be the next animal to be domesticated? The dog.
The events and personalities had a Sophoclean cast. Lyndon Johnson, the world most powerful political leader, abjured his power in the cause of world peace; Martin Luther King, the nation most ardent exponent of nonviolent social reform, was violently removed in an act of outrage that at first blush seemed to threaten the onslaught of race war. Yet each in his manner of departure achieved a stature that neither had ever previously attained.
The weather in December is always a hit and miss affair here in Oz. Some years it’s mild while others roar in like the Siberian Express that has blanketed our northerly neighbors in snow and ice. And while that train has yet to roll into the Ozarks, we’ve had our fair share of temperatures in the teens already.
“I think the biggest lesson was realizing how similar they are to everyone else,” she says. “There are a lot of stereotypes you hear about Muslim women and they are just completely untrue. Ola owns her own business and is very much in control of the finances.
TIME AND LIGHT ARE against us as skipper Neil Harding carefully threads the tender through the narrow channels of an unnamed reef in the Bonaparte Archipelago. The Kimberley currents are notorious and the tide is retreating as fast as the vermilion sun. A gang of juvenile blacktip reef sharks muscle past in search of deeper water as our outboard quietens to a soft purr.