A fellow teacher and I are in the nation's capitol with 31 teenagers and my 7 year old. We're here so the teenagers can compete in a Model Congress competition. We're within walking distance of the actual Congress and tonight the president was speaking at Union Station, just down the road from our hotel. Tomorrow morning, the students gathered here will hear a keynote address by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. And I have to say that though I'm no political fan of Scalia, I'm pretty excited to hear him speak to the crowd of liberal teenagers.
But back at the hotel, JT has found his new calling: Guitar Hero. Suffice it to say that the video game is instantly alluring to the boy. And all those hours spent listening to Eric Clapton in his mama's car have perfectly prepared him for his future as a rock star.