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Today’s Impromptus is a D.C. Journal, and I remark on the beauty of Washington — an astounding beauty, really. I quote my grandmother, a native Washingtonian: “If this city were in Europe, we would ooh and ah over it. But because it’s our own, we tend to overlook its beauty, or take it for granted.”

Would like to share a letter from a reader:

Jay,

A few thoughts. First, “A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.” Second, I was raised in the horse business in the American Southeast. I was always hearing about some great horse that came from Texas or Oklahoma — but they were no better than the horses born in Alabama.

Third, don’t you love the attitude of Texans? I hate hearing people put down the states or countries they come from (even if those states or countries deserve it sometimes). People from Texas don’t do that.

True. In fact, they have been known to go in the opposite direction!



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