Among Kings and Queens

There’s nothing like a three and a half hour traffic jam to dampen the mood on a road trip. To start with the four of us joked around and thanked the Lord that we had no kids with us. Flying was an option, but the drive would save money. Our plan was to get to Washington…

Royalty, Poverty and an Emergency

A royal birth. The announcement on display in a gilded frame in front of Buckingham Palace. Kate appearing with the new baby outside the hospital just a few hours after the birth looking immaculate. The Tower of London and Niagara Falls lit up in pink. 41 and 62 gun salutes. It is like a fairytale. Charlotte…