And it begins…

January 20, 2009

Moments ago, our 44th president was sworn in.

Good speech. The president – “we the people”. Acknowledging the difficulties ahead, understanding the problems we’ve been having. Yet bringing hope. Our challenges “will be met”, and it won’t be someone else’s problem. We have to do it ourselves.

God, I hope this works.



January 20, 2009

Today is technically inauguration day. Though it’s just after midnight and our new president will be sworn in in just over 8 hours in a tremendous celebration of hope and history.

I know that I, for one, am eager to see what will happen to our nation. I’m optimistic. I’m also worried. There’s talk of another stimulus payment, which did so much last time. Can we really keep borrowing from tomorrow to pay for today? It doesn’t seem to have historically worked out so well.

So I enter the next four years cautiously, hoping the political pendulum doesn’t swing too far the other way. We’ll see, won’t we?