I've been back in DC for a couple of weeks now, going thru my notebooks and trying to figure out how I am going to squeeze all my Africa info into a package of stories (I hope for Reuters)
Meanwhile, as an aside, strange days in the Nation's Capital. I went up to the subway this morning and found the whole area cordoned off with police, bomb disposal squads, Special Ops vans..the whole security clampdown whoopla. Somone jogging by breathlessly said it appeared there was a dangerous "abandoned teddy bear" in the area...
The folks at the good local blogsite Dcist had a contact who emailed them a picture -- not quite a teddy bear and a little creepy, really.
They later opined that it might be the work of this guy -- an installation/conceputal artist. Have a look at his other stuff -- I love it.
Ok enough sidetracking. Back to the notes.