Big Day

I’m excited for today. Through my persistence, the museum is welcoming a lecturer from the Smithsonian to the university to give a major presentation. She will be giving a lecture on saving cultural artifacts during armed conflicts. She helped restore the Iraqi National Museum after it was ransacked and pillaged at the beginning of the Iraqi War. It was recently announced that she will be training a new group of Monuments Men and Women (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monuments,_Fine_Arts,_and_Archives_programfor modern warfare. It took me nearly a year to get on her schedule as she is a very busy woman and lectures around the country and the world about saving culturally significant artifacts and sites in war torn areas. I personally can’t wait to meet her and hear what she has to say. I’ll pick her up from the airport around 11:30 am today. I have such great respect for what she’s trying to do. I hope everything goes well and without any hitches tonight. Wish me luck. This is my biggest public program to date.

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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