So unless you were hiding under a rock, you were at least marginally aware that we've just wrapped up two weeks' worth of political party conventions. The every four years parties to tell us why we should support your party. Perhaps equally obvious to you if you know me at all is that this week's... Continue Reading →
May 9th – Leadership
It's funny because I was going to post something on my political site about the one issue that has disappointed me with this President in terms of lack of courage and leadership. No need for that post anymore 🙂 Really - is there anything else to say about the day? Being the political junkie that... Continue Reading →
Book #49 – The Promise
The Promise: President Obama, Year One by Jonathan Alter My rating: 4 of 5 stars #49 Reading this just after the GOP sweep in the midterms has left a bitter taste in my mouth. So much opportunity lost! Yet, Alter in many ways explains why, even though the book was written before the election. It... Continue Reading →
Washington DC trip report Part 2
I'm going to combine the Friday and Saturday visits into one so as not to be repetitive. Yes, we went twice since we had two sets of tour tickets from different congressional offices and because some of the group were not there Friday morning it made sense to go again Sat morning. Good thing! A... Continue Reading →
Quickie DC report
I'm sitting in the hotel restaurant having lunch as I wait for my airport shuttle. Last one here. It's been the usual weekend of wonderful company with tons of laughter (gobs really), counselling, great food and sightseeing. Here's the few photos I took with my phone that I can post right away. The rest, and... Continue Reading →
What do you mean it’s not Adam Lambert Tuesday?
I know I know, give it up right? Sigh..fine...but I'm taping all of the interviews they are making them do this week to get my fix. I have to say though, that it's turned out to be quite the eventful/historic Tuesday hasn't it? President Obama makes his first ever Supreme Court Nominee - Sonia Sotomayor:... Continue Reading →
Obligatory 100 days post
Of course I had to write something since I was so into everything last year right? And heck, my guy won so it's all good, right? Oh wait, you forgot I'm not a blind follower didn't ya? Actually all of my liberal friends are neither blind, nor followers of ANY kind so no no no,... Continue Reading →
Joy. Pure joy. With a hint of sadness as my friend Jax is not here. Her mom passed a few weeks ago and then last night her dad had a heart attack. So the very public celebration of the day is a bit tempered for me personally. Words? Well, for me it is the people... Continue Reading →
Grandma in the (White) House!
Yeah, I can't help it. I am following the personal details of the Obama family attempting to settle into life in DC. Hey, it's the first time in MY generation that I am following all this with a young family going in. Shoot, a family with kids younger than my own! Ooof. At least Barack... Continue Reading →