Michelle Obama is a Class Act

Larry King's show was on in the background earlier tonight, and I perked up when I saw his interview with Michelle Obama.  I really like her.  She's been able to stay above the fray and continues to take the high road.  The past few days, her husband has been under attack, his opponents "taking the gloves off," and yet she had nothing negative to say about her husband's opponent, his wife, or his V.P. choice. Michelle Obama seems to really care about issues, her husband and family.  I'm so impressed with her and I think she'll make a wonderful first lady. ...more

I'm keeping my fingers crossed. 

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When I Grow Up, I Want To Be Michelle Obama

There weren’t many women in this day and age who I could say I admired and wanted to mold myself after… until Michelle Obama arrived on the scene! As an African American professional woman, it is truly refreshing to see a dynamic woman who not only is educated, professional and sophisticated, but also sets an example for professional wives and mothers holding down careers and families (or hoping to one day). When you see the Obama family, you can feel a sense of real warmth, unlike other political families who seem to “stage” hugs and “fake” ...more

authenticity, too

Authenticity—the absence of anything artificial, no preservatives or additives or illusions. Genuine through and through. “Organic,” the greenies would say. In life and literature, perfect correspondence between speech and action, taken as the measure of their correspondence with conscience and belief. From the inside out, certainty that speech and action correspond perfectly with morals, ethics, and values. ...more


Blissful, beautiful, bountiful, blessed holiday weekend! Y-a-a-a-a-y! ...more

Women's issues, rights and equality

With the Democratic National Convention in full swing and Women's Equality Day, marking the 88th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote, celebrated on Aug. 26, women's issues have been a hot topic lately. ...more

I totally agree. This is the first election where I've felt like I really care about the ...more

Michelle - A Bell Ringing Out for All to Hear

There are moments in time when a leap forward is made.  The candidacy of Barack Obama is one of those moments.  Years and the efforts of millions of people have led to this special moment but his candidacy is a leap. ...more

Why I vote

I went to bed late last night. I decided -- against my better judgment -- to stay up and watch the speeches by Sen. Ted Kennedy and Michelle Obama during the first night of the Democratic National Convention.   Sure I could have just read about them online the next day, but there's something about watching the political mayhem live, at the same time as millions of other Americans, that makes the process more real.   ...more

From Twitter to Tear Gas: MOMocrats Take Denver & the DNCC

Tens of thousands of people are here in Denver for the Democratic National Convention - I don't even know the actual total - but in all of those people, somehow the MOMocrats are everywhere. Press events, the convention floor, the blogger lounge, the Big Tent, meetings with tea, blogging with booze, parties with condoms, marches with Blues. ...more

Have fun and stay safe.  And when you get back, we'll have a contest to see who did the most ...more

I'd Be Ticked If I Were Michelle Obama

while check on the webiste of my favorite British newspaper, I ran across this sketch from their artist at the Democratic National Convention of Michelle Obama giving her speech. I don't know about you, but I would be ticked if I were her.  ...more

I don't know how many of us (especially those of us over 40) would feel about a drawing of us ...more