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Pat's Postcards: The Library of Congress

Pat's Postcards:  The Library of Congress

The Library of Congress was built to give our Senators and Congressmen access to information they might need while trying to run the country, and it is the largest library in the world.  This is the dome, which is hard to see if you are standing front and center on First Street SE, just north of Independence Avenue.

I am proud to have two publications on file there - among the millions of books, recordings and photographs.  One is called Little Injustices about how airline passengers can deal with air travel problems, like lost luggage, oversold flights and other travel woes.  I wrote that with a grant from the Ford Foundation while working for Ralph Nader's Aviation Consumer Action Project.  The other is The Irreverent Guide to Real Estate, I often wish that some nice, wealthy Senator would find it while seeking information about buying a house in Washington, DC.

Wow!  Talk about Wishful Prospecting!  That takes the cake!


Comment balloon 10 commentsPatricia Kennedy • July 11 2014 09:30PM


Hi Pat,

How exciting that you have written 2 publications and they are there at the Library of Congress. I love the picture as I think the older buildings were beautiful from the top down. Anymore our roofs are pretty simple and that is sad.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realty) over 6 years ago

Hi Pat.  Not to sound cynical but how many Senators do you think have been in that library this year?

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 6 years ago

Would that they, wizards all, would spend more time in there trying to get things understood before they vote.

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 6 years ago

Good morning Pat. I guess you never know what will happen after the publication. That's a neat prospecting tool.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 6 years ago

Pat, it has been many years since I visited the Library of Congress but I read a good book by Baldacci

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Kristin, it's too bad this beautiful dome doesn't show up in so many of the library's photos.

Conrad, um, none!  But they do send their interns over to do their research for them.

Jay, we agree on that.

Sheila, well, so far I'm still waiting for my Senator to show up.

And Ginny, hmm.  I'm looking for a good read.  Maybe I'll check out Absolute Power!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) over 6 years ago

Pretty cool! Probably some interesting reading going on over there! lol!

Posted by Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!" (Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village) over 6 years ago

This is a great shot. Thanks for sharing your photograph.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 6 years ago


Now I understand why I look up to you and you're a favorite in the RAIN to so many people throughout the United States.  I didn't know how influential you were in D.C. You are truly amazing! Not many people can say they have any publications at the Library of Congress or that they have ever been published. It's an honor and a privilege to know you. You have done some remarkable things in your life and you have contributed to the shaping America. I'm impressed!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 6 years ago

I love that you wrote a book about real estate, and are hoping some senator or congressman will look you up to buy a home, Patricia!  Hey, as Walk Disney said, "If you can dream it, you can do it!"

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 6 years ago