Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Instead of —


“Kai, I met with your teacher today. She said you had writing workshop this morning.”
“Yep, we did mom.”
“She said you talked all about going to see the President, but you didn’t want to write about it, do you remember what you wrote about instead?”
“Oh yeah, Chuck E. Cheese.” Read the rest of this entry

“I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President.”


Honestly, it has always been the fact that I believe Obama is a man who has humility, who is mindful of his power, and who is deliberate in his leadership that I’ve been glad to campaign for him, vote for him, and support him in his presidency. The following is my favorite part of the speech.

“And while I’m proud of what we’ve achieved together, I’m far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what Lincoln meant when he said, “I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.”

“But as I stand here tonight, I have never been more hopeful about America. Not because I think I have all the answers. Not because I’m naïve about the magnitude of our challenges.

“I’m hopeful because of you. “

So lovely. Honestly – there were many noted  moments of exceptionalism but, it is in humility that we learn the true measure of a person.

Super Tuesday Flashback


Kai came to vote, just two days shy of his first birthday. Yah I know… my boys… twins born two years apart.

When we got home I uploaded the picture to CNNs Super Tuesday iReport stream.  And then, within a half hour – I got a phone call. The PA and I had a lovely chat, and he said he would get our photo up within the hour, or at the latest, the next morning.  It never did air… but I took a picture of the caller ID anyhoo – you know – because I’m that kind of nerd.

Four years goes by awful fast….

July Links I Love


New Game, gather all my posted links in one place, once a  month. Eh, why not.

OKGo’s too cool new video, All is Not Lost

The Beastie Boys as done by Sesame Street

On why to Raise the debt ceiling, from a Republican

More debt ceiling thoughts

One of my new favorite blogs, and a hysterical post why having a toddler is like being at a fraternity party.

American Lab Rescue – Where Callie came from, and where we got our foster dog who is now living happily in her new forever home.

the things I cling to.


“I believe we can be better.  Those who died here, those who saved lives here – they help me believe.  We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us.  I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us.”


President Barack Obama
January 12th, 2010