Tag Archives: inauguration

Beginning of the End

Sounds ominous, I know … but I’m just talking about the beginning of the end of the month, here.  It’s been a frozen, snowy January – in fact I can’t remember the last time I saw bare ground here in … Continue reading

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Feingold Amendment and Other Fine Tidbits on a Fine Monday Morning

Russ Feingold is going to be introducing a proposed amendment to the US Constitution that will require special elections to fill vacated Senate seats.  Some states already do this by State law – and Feingold’s amendment would require all to … Continue reading

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Thursday Already?

Time is flying by and I am late (a too-predictable refrain these winter mornings).  I’d been on a roll with getting up and exercising so far this week, but a late night spelled a late rising this morning.  So I’ll … Continue reading

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The Day that We Long Awaited Has Arrived!

I begin with this poem by novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.  She read it in All Things Considered yesterday, and you can give it a listen here! U Being U U Being U Mr. President-Elect Makes me wanna … Continue reading

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Day Two, 2009

Good January Morning!  It is bitter, bitter cold here as dawn etches the horizon’s edge with wan light.  Here’s a sunset photo shared by HollyCornblog yesterday … the sunset light hitting the hulking wreck off the Cape May, NJ shoreline.  … Continue reading

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Happy 2009, Everyone!

2008 was quite a year, was it not?  We had economic turmoil, the history-making US election, Palin family values, the ascension of Rachel Maddow, the Olympics (including the USWNT’s Gold medal) … and doing every Rocky-loving, cheese-steak craving, Broad Street … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Alexander's Poetry – on a Sleety Saturday

There’s a very interesting article posted on Christmas Eve in the NY Times about Elizabeth Alexander – the poet who’ll be reading at Obama’s Inauguration. But for now, here is Elizabeth Alexander reading Ars Poetica #92: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lC9Vyhir2Y … and here … Continue reading

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Obama, US Soccer Awards … Snowy Saturday Stuff

First off – thanks to Alice and Stephen for the compelling discussion of Obama’s choice of Rick Warren for his inauguration.  Time will tell, I suppose, whether Obama is backing away from promises or working toward an inclusiveness that is, … Continue reading

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Barack Needs to Do Some 'Splainin

Can he? His choice of Rick Warren to give the convocation at his Inauguration has everyone puzzled and pissed. Everyone but Rick and himself, from what I can tell.  Barney Frank decries the choice, as does Boltgirl, as does JordanCornblog. … Continue reading

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