No Big Deal Here

One day this past week, I walked down the Mt. Vernon Square Metro escalator, heading home from work, just like I do every day.

“Excuse me!” Someone yelled, maybe 25 feet or so away from me. I’m not interested. I had a train to catch and if I gave my undivided attention to everyone asking for money outside Metro, I’d never get anywhere. It’s a very common thing.

“Fucking white people,” the guy said in my direction when it was clear I wasn’t going to answer him.

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U.S. Holocaust Museum Tour

Here’s my father with former Washington Post reporter Michael Abramowitz at the graduation ceremony.

On Tuesday, my father, Bill Sumner, became a certified tour guide at the United States Holocaust Memorial and Museum.

After his months of preparation, his first duty, along with the other new tour guides, was to take his friends and family around for a tour.

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