The view out the hotel window yesterday at about this time. If you know the area you'll recognize it immediately -- that distinctive downtown bridge! -- and can guess what brought me there, and how I traveled. And if you don't, it's still just a nice different view of American life.

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Back to the joys of DC now. After the jump, what my wife was seeing yesterday, as part of a "Confucius Day" event in an entirely different part of America. Our nation is large and diverse.

Camera-phone shot of Confucius Day ambiance, five time zones to the west:

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