It was an absolutely unforgettable moment. The joy, the relief, the hope, and yes, the satisfaction, were palpable. I can't think of a better way to start my blog posts than by rejoicing in the fact that President Obama is now at the helm of our nation! Enfin!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Friends have encouraged me to try my hand at blogging, and although this format feels unfamiliar and scary at the outset, I've decided to launch the "Gazzetta." Although I plan to muse about reading, writing, teaching, and translating, I begin my blog with... with politics. Just a week ago, I stood on the South Lawn of the Capitol and witnessed history with my own eyes as Barack Obama was sworn in as our 44th president. I was with my sister Susan who had traveled from the Big Bend area of southwest Texas to write an article for her regional newspaper. (Check out her article at www.bigbendgazette.com.)