I guess any new activity feels weird until you get used to it. I still feel like it’s really egomaniacal to have a blog and expect that someone will be interested in it. And yet here I’m writing.
Today is my dear cousin Margaret’s birthday. She’s had a rough 18 months or so, with the death of her brother, her husband’s illness (he’s recovered), a major move to the midwest, and job uncertainty in the financial services industry. I’m sending lots of love her way (although I still haven’t put her card in the mail. still haven’t bought her card.)
I find the whole Sarah Palin circus to be, well, a circus. It bothers me that people find it acceptable to completely trash her. There’s a difference between saying that she’s unqualified to be the vice president (because she could end up being the president) and saying that she’s an idiot/bad mother/nut case. I don’t know when it became acceptable in our society to personally attack people you don’t even know. I liked Jon Meacham’s article in Newsweek this week – it was very sensible and balanced: http://www.newsweek.com/id/162396. Sums up my feelings exactly. I watched part of the debate last night – consensus seems to be that the loser was…Tom Brokaw. I’ll feel better when Obama has a 10+ point lead in the polls. (Maybe he does by now – I haven’t checked the latest poll results.