Obama Generation: Working Hard Until Your Change Comes

Obama Generation: Working Hard Until Your Change Comes Yesterday a friend sent me an article that was published in the Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/ ...more

Polls

I am a good person to call if you are taking a poll. I will usually answer all of your questions honestly and concisely. And I think general polls are a good thing, as I have mentioned on my blog before, if I don't tell them how I like something, how will they know to do it my way? ...more

Election 2008: Who Really Won?

Barack Obama was not the only winner in this year’s election. Neither were African-Americans. Or democrats. On November 4, 2008, the world witnessed the electoral process of the United States in all its glory! From this day forward, children of every race, male and female, will grow up believing in the promise of opportunity. We didn’t see a woman ascend to the presidency or the vice-presidency, but we can still chalk up a victory. The idea of a woman running for higher office is no longer the stuff of fiction. ...more

Planning History

   Eleven months ago, Hillary kicked off the primaries by winning New Hampshire on my 26th birthday. Glee would be an understatement of my mood that night. Not only was I watching my idol taking her first step toward the White House, but I had been caught off-guard by a surprise pajama birthday party thrown for me by my fiancé. Everything was in place. ...more

What a wonderful post! Congratulations in learning to define and find happiness on your own ...more

The election. WE DID IT!!!

As the polls were about to start closing and the long-awaited numbers finally be revealed, I was experiencing the combination of excitement and dread I remember feeling when someone I was seeing said, "We have to talk." "Too close to call," we heard from TV commentators. The states we'd been told would be predictors weren't definitive. The people who calculate how each candidate could get the 270 needed electoral votes were waffling, making it impossible to breathe normally. ...more

Equality And The American Dream

Equality And The American Dream…   ...more

My friend H

No news still, as the world is crying for change, my friend will go through the biggest change of all, if she hasn't already. She has kept me at arm's length while being ill. It reminds me of my father; nobody should know he was ill, but he was home all day, not working. I'm not sure it is the way to go. Today I got a transitional robe. A Japanese wedding coat, an uchikake. It is the most beautiful garment imaginable, strewn with cherry blossoms. So many transitions. Change, as a phenomena, is the only thing we know will happen. ...more

Change Has Come....

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Tears of Joy

Hard to believe, I know, but I am a pretty emotional, weepy woman. Yes, I even cry when flipping through the channels and happen to catch a dramatic scene in a movie in which I have no idea what is happening. So it will be no surprise that I cried last night when Obama won. I cried while I bubbled in my ballot. (Finally a paper trail for my vote.) I cried when I drove by a group of college students standing in the rain at an intersection by my house at around five o’clock waving Obama signs. I cried when I honked my horn and heard other drivers’ honk theirs. ...more

I am so looking forward to going to the movies again!

I was thinking of a metaphor that ...more

You Can Do It! Yes, You Can! Your Adventure Starts Here

In these first few hours following the most amazing presidential election in my lifetime (in the history of this country!) I am stuck on the thought that no matter what you want out of life, it is do-able. Dreams do become reality. So today, while the hum of possibility still electrifies the air, think about what inspires you. Think about the adventurous path you want to follow. Grab a piece of paper and write down what you want to accomplish in life. Tack it to your refrigerator, look at it everyday and say to yourself, "I can do it, yes I can!" ...more