Travelers and Citizen Diplomats: Your Job Just Got Easier

I've said it before - I've never bought into the Obamessiah stuff that got thrown around during the election and I'd have been content with Hilary as the prez. I'm delighted that's she's the choice for Sect'y of State - in spite of their flaws, the Clintons were oh so popular amongst my overseas pals and Bill has established quite the international presence with his work. But I found myself dizzy with joy while watching the inauguration. ...more

A random guy came up to us on the street in Paris this weekend. He had heard our American ...more

I voted against proposition 8, and I am very proud of it!

I voted 'No' on Proposition 8 on the recent election, and I am proud of my decision. I believe all individuals have the right to decide who they want to marry. Just to give a little background on Proposition 8, “Proposition 8 was a California ...more

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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