Embassy & Jujitsu

I had an interesting time in the US Embassy here in Budapest getting a new passport, mainly because I got to hear a number of young Hungarians quizzed on why they wanted to go to the US. Both the Hungarian and US staff were very professional and the security outside was pretty intense with concrete and metal barricades and about six police or soldiers in place. It's been a lovely day and I enjoyed sitting outside afterwards at "Coffee Heaven" before getting on the metro. I'm getting close to finishing the mammoth TR biography -- today's excerpt I loved: Roosevelt was taught Jujitsu by a Japanese master and TR successfully used one of the moves he learned on some guy who attacked him as he was giving a speech in 1912.