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Sometimes the hotel you’ve had your heart set on is fully booked by the time you get around to making your own reservations.  But there may be hope if you follow Conde Nast Traveler’s advice.

“Trying to get a room in a sold-out hotel? Here’s a strategy that I’ve used for years, and it still works: Call the hotel directly (not the 800 number) and ask on what date cancellation penalties kick in for the date you want to arrive. (Three weeks before? Three days?) Note the date, then call that morning to see if rooms have opened up as people cancel at the last minute to avoid being charged. Even if you’re not first on the waiting list, you may be the first to call and can possibly scoop up rooms made available by people who’ve just cancelled.”

Photo: Hotel Bristol Warsaw via Wikipedia

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

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Just over year before her untimely death on Friday, the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg appeared as a guest lecturer for the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR with National Public Radio correspondent Nina Totenberg. The crowd that signed up to see "Notorious RBG" live was so large that the event had to be moved to a major sports arena – and they weren't disappointed by the wide-ranging, hour-long interview.

Witty, charming, brilliant, principled, Ginsburg represented the very best of American liberalism and modern feminism. Listen to her and you'll feel even more deeply what former President Bill Clinton says in his poignant introduction: "Only one of us in this room appointed her…but all of us hope that she will stay on that court forever."