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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Obama (again)

It's so easy to get complacent in our comfortable lives here in the US - to forget the harsh daily realities faced by so many people elsewhere in the world - and I admit to a certain guardedness in my Obama-optimism; after all, how much can one person really do in this screwed-up world? But reading this today helped put things in perspective for me. With the simple signing of a document, Obama has made the world a better place for a whole lot of people.

I know he's not the answer to every problem in the world, but he brings a sense of hope to my world-view that has been sorely lacking for pretty much all of my adult life. And he inspires me to try to do my part. And for today, that's enough.