Here's the view from my front window that faces
northeast. That tall building on the left is the home of the
Department of Justice's Anti-Trust Division. Now I'll tell you a
secret. Until this afternoon, I really didn't know what was there.
I knew the building had been used by the Obama transition team -- boy
you should've seen the security and closed streets around the place from
November to January -- but in the nearly 10 years I've lived here I'd
never really wondered until today what was in there. But I had to
caption this picture for Facebook and I needed to say what it was, so I
walked over there a little while ago and asked the parking garage guard
what was inside and he refused to tell me! He said he was
authorized to say only that the building is named, "Liberty Square."
Well, harrumph! I walked around to the other side and found a nice
young lady in a jogging outfit coming out the door and I asked her and
she gave me the full scoop. Department of Justice. Nice.
I think our obsession with security is getting out of hand.
The white stone building in the distance on the right
is the District Court of Appeals now, but it's been around long enough
to have a more interesting history. It was the District of
Columbia courthouse where the assassins of McKinley and Garfield were
And the red-brick building with the peaked roof
between them used to be Daniel Webster's law office (there's a plaque on
the wall to prove it) but now it's a Subway Sandwich Shop.