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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wow, what a way to start the morning

I spoke to George Will! This is the latest article I loved by him

A great gal, Kelly, who babysat Nash a few times and also has a sister with Ds is now doing an internship in political journalism in DC this summer. You can find her experience by blogging HERE.

I contacted Madeleine Will whom I have met via NDSS policy matters, to see if I could get Madeleine's ex husband George to have a few minutes of career path discussion with Kelly while she is out there. Madeleine was kind enough to give me George's secretary's phone number. So I called expecting to hear Sarah's voice, and heard instead a deep "Hello". I quickly asked if this was Mr. Will, "yes", and went into my schpeel. He ended up asking for Kelly's number and voila! I even thought to thank him for his endorsement of our GIFTS book. I hope they connect!

So Kelly, answer your cell phone if the caller id says 202!


Anonymous said...

How fabulous! I'm jealous.

Tara Marie said...

That is wonderful......I too love George Will!!!

Nicole said...

That is incredible! :)

Tammy and Parker said...

Yea! You! How exciting!

Sending you GIANT Parky hugs and smooches!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

How cool...I like George Will...

FBF Rothkopf said...

Wow! That is WAY cool!