The person who understands what is occurring guides or controls the situation, and once you understand that ... [a person's] goal is to get your goat, then you are in a position of control instead of simply reacting.
(Sandra A. Crowe, Since Strangling Isn't An Option, p. 33)
******Yesterday afternoon Cyndi and I attended The Library of Congress, National Book Festival in Washington, DC. We drove to the College Park Metro Station where we took a single-tracking train downtown (continuing weekend track work). We got off at the Mount Vernon Station. When we came up out of the ground we were a few feet away from the entrance to the Convention Center. This was the 11th year of the National Book Festival and the first time we attended. This year they moved the event indoors. We each picked up a free green Festival bag. Before we left we stopped at the welcome booth again and picked up the poster for the event. Cyndi spotted empty poster boxes in the trash. We put our posters in the box flat, rather than rolling them like everyone else. An image of this year's poster appears with this posting.
31 August 2014