another post that contains a sentence i would've never thought i'd utter

Hello from Washington DC!

So, get this: has arranged for me and my Kenya travel companions to meet with Dr. Jill Biden on Monday afternoon at the White House.

Like Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.

Like the White House, the official residence and office of the President of the United States.

Needless to say, I'm beyond honoured to be a part of it.  And as it happens, Dr. Biden isn't the only person we'll be meeting:  also joining us is Dr. Raj Shah, Administrator for USAID and Gayle Smith of the National Security Council.  Dr. Biden, Dr. Shah and Ms. Smith recently returned from their own trip to Kenya, to visit the refugee camps and the famine crisis of East Africa up close and personal.   We're going to be meeting to share with each other the stories of what we witnessed.

Here's the announcement by the White House about our visit.

More excitement:  each of us has been invited to ask Dr. Biden one question. So we thought we'd open it up to everyone:  is there anything you'd like me to ask the Second Lady of the United States?  Simply leave a comment with your question below, and I'll pick one to ask.  Only respectful questions will be considered, of course -- remember folks, we're all about love and light here at Chookooloonks.

And naturally, I'll be back with a full report.


Image:  View across the Potomac River at sunset, taken with the new Olympus E-PM1 camera given to me by Olympus as part of their PEN Ready Project (I'm #874).