With Spelling Bee week now over, I just want to take a moment here to congratulate my brilliant daughter Margaret, who—amid a pile of extracurricular activities and her dad’s frequent travels—managed to win the Washington DC Spelling Bee in March and finish 41st in the National Bee this week.

Screen grab of Margaret from USA Today.

It was a great experience for her. Check her out on our local CBS and FOX affiliates. And thanks to the great folks at the Washington Informer who sponsored DC’s Spelling Bee and made it all possible.

(This week’s festivities are why I’ve been less active in maintaining this site during the past week. And with a family gathering this weekend, and WOLA’s annual planning retreat this Wednesday and Thursday, posting here will continue to be light. After that, though, I will resume the pace.)