Tomorrow night, I will be attending the Radio and TV Correspondent's Dinner at the Convention Center in Washington DC. It is always strange to me. First of all, I have to put on a tux. This is strange for a whole series of reasons. Second, it is always weird because a lot of the people there seem a lot more comfortable in a tux than I am. Finally, I feel somewhat strange because I have been a lot of places in the world and it feels strange and I feel a little bit guilty to be standing around with a bunch of people in black and white as so many things are happening in the world and I am here.
I continue to think about Haiti, Afghanistan, Gitmo, Iraq, Darfur and a whole series of other places.
So, I go to this event and talk to the people around me and try to enjoy myself. I guess that I will try. However, down deep, I feel like I am wasting my time. However, I can't be waist deep in what I see everyday because it would be too much. So, strangely enough, maybe this gives me contrast and is therefore good.
So, I guess I do my best to recharge and then do what it is that I do.