Tuesday, March 18, 2008

today's speech

I have never known quite how to tell the people I love why I care so deeply about the Obama campaign. Here's 40 minutes worth of why. It is a history lesson, a sermon, a philosophical treatise, a story, and political speech all in one. It is intelligent, undiluted. Obama has taken a weak accusation and transformed it into an inspiring moment, an opportunity for reflection and action. It makes me proud to be a part of giving this man and his message a voice and a chance. Our country needs him. Our world needs him.


Sunday, March 9, 2008

end sabbatical

I've been chided by some of you for not blogging recently. When I went to Iowa in December, the Obama campaign requested that we not blog. Afterwards, I got out of the habit of it. Nearly everything I've been thinking about has to do with the campaign, and I don't want to contribute negativity to the blogosphere. There's enough of that. As is, though, it doesn't appear the primary season is going to come to an end anytime soon. Time to start writing.

I've certainly had some interesting experiences in America as I work to elect Barack Obama to the presidency. Canvassing in Iowa, Virginia, Ohio. Phone calls to Mississippi. Upcoming trips to Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico.

Still fired up and ready to go . . .


"How would you like them?"
"Just cleaned up, please. Not thin."

One minute passes as the beautician prepares the wax and combs and strategizes. Then she breaks the silence.

"You have lovely eyebrows."
"Um. Thanks?"


Nearly every person who has ever waxed my eyebrows compliments them. What does it mean to have good eyebrows?