Subway gratitude


The Carmen Lucia Ruby at the Smithsonian, Photo by Chip Clark

Karl mentioned the Subway franchisees’ conference going on over at the Gaylord and we’re happy to have them spending their dollars in the area. However there’s another reason to be happy about them: they helped the Smithsonian get some great items, albeit indirectly.

Today’s WaPo has a neat article about Subway co-founder Peter Buck and his donations to the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of America History. It’s a neat read and he sounds like a nice guy, as billionaires go. The Washington letter he donated isn’t on display till next year but you can stop by the gems gallery and take a look at the stone that a million tuna subs bought.

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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