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Back to the Future

What a week!

The swirl, the buzz, the rapture of this election week kept me so busy in current events, that I am just now getting to my blog. Besides, there were enough pundits and bloggers around the world chiming in on their POV regarding our national election.

This was indeed an historical election way beyond the obvious that Senator Obama was elected as the first African-American U.S. President. For me, it was the voter turnout and the voter response that was so historical.

In all my voting adult life, I have not seen our country, our nation be so filled with so much joy, hope, gratitude and for a large portion of us, relief. I know that there have been people who have been happy when their candidate won an election but I never seen such jubilation as I have witnessed on the faces of thousands of people across our land. The diversity of those faces--in age, gender, ethnicity--all reflect what an amazing man Barack Obama is and what his presence represents to so many.

I know history …

Election Eve . . .

Salmon and women...
The only two reasons for voting for McCain...at least by Denny Crane standards on one of my all-time favorite television shows, "Boston Legal." David E. Kelley has long been one of my heroes. And you would have had to watch the show to understand how that tongue-in-cheek rationalization made sense even to Denny Crane. My mouth was agape at the fact that Mr. Kelley was able to get from script to screen the five-minute political volley that Alan Shore and Denny Crain screamed at each other before having a paint gun shoot-out in their office.

And my mouth was further agape when I got an e-mail blog post comment after writing this entry to inform me that on my blog site was a Google ad in support of voting Yes on Prop. 8. to say I was horrified is an understatement. I looked to see and yes, sure enough, there it was. How could that happen? I have written blogs about my stance on Prop 8 with personal editorials to ensure a compassionate NO vote on Prop 8. …