By Heather Barmore

Heather Barmore is a freelance writer, blogger, avid C-SPAN viewer and recovering lobbyist. She lives in Upstate NY with the world's worst cat.

  1. During a fundraiser, a congressman catches my eye and waves me over. He’s in the middle of a conversation but reaches out for a two armed hug as he says my name: “HEATHER!” He holds me by my shoulders and asks me how I am. “And how is mom?” Mom is good. Mom is away at Columbia University earning her Master’s in Journalism.

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