I would feel weird not posting anything about Barack's inauguration today and yet at the same time not living through the 60's and the civil rights movement I feel woefully under equipped.
Let me settle with I am very happy with this turn of events. Rich describes it as a peaceful coup and where else in the world is that even possible? My mother said she's been waking up more hopeful in the last few months following the Obama win and for someone to cross generations like that is pretty special.
I don't envy the position he's in, things are bound to get worse here before they get better but Obama inspires hope in a way like few others I have seen before and that's certainly a great start.