Tuesday, November 04, 2008

History Just Made

This evening, I sat in my Arlington home with my friends and family as I witnessed history being made: Barack Obama will be America's first black President. 

 John McCain delivered his teary-eyed concession speech in Arizona to what I observed to be a mostly white audience who vociferously booed when he congratulated Obama.  Afterwards, Obama's acceptance speech was made in Chicago to an audience that reflects our America-an America of all generations and races . Interestingly, the Chicago crowd, which constituted about 125,000 people, reacted much differently to Obama's reference to McCain. They began to cheer when Obama mentioned him. I found that so very striking and reflective of the sense of good will that Obama and his followers have for his former running mate. 

By far, this historical night reinforces the belief that in America, any dream is possible to fulfill. 

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sunday Reflections

As the summer greens blossom to reds--I wonder what color you have become.

Is it Gray with sadness?
Yellowy optimistic?
Red with anger?
or Whitely numb?

Or maybe you've absorbed all the colors and become burned black.

Joe Biden

You can't call yourself a maverick when all you've ever been is a sidekick.