Looking for Ichabod: The View from My Room


Pocantico Fog Kykuit 2011.JPG
Last night and this morning, Pocantico Hills was covered in very thick fog — much like that which dominated the scenes in Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Didn’t see Ichabod Crane — but wouldn’t have been surprised.
SleepyHollowStamp_3.jpgThe Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is just down the road — and there buried are Washington Irving, Samuel Gompers and even Andrew Carnegie.
This photo was taken from my room in Kykuit, John D. Rockefeller’s home, now run as part of the Pocantico Conference Center by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Amazing place.
Topic of discussion today at the off the record meeting organized by the US in the World Initiative: “Improving Media Coverage of Fear-Inducing Events and Rhetoric.”
More later.
— Steve Clemons


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