Inauguration aftermath

Part 1.  A brief reflection.

The near coincidence of Martin Luther King Day and the inauguration was for me, as for most Americans, an occasion for reflection.  Many, many commentators have noted how the latter event was a culmination of the efforts of an earlier generation. It’s also plain that the recent election energized the newest generation of voters in a most remarkable way.  What strikes me in all of this is how connected these two generations are by the election.   This is a refreshing contrast with recent American history, which is among other things a matter of clashes of generations.  Given the sad state we’re in, I’ve gotta hope that two generations working together may be a part of the path out of this wilderness.

Part 2.  Not all fun and games.

Amy says it better than I can.

Part 3.  That hard work paid off.

Back in October, older daughter Heather was one of the volunteers at a Biden rally in Wooster, one of the newest generation of voters working to bring about a sea change.  This photo was taken with a candidate.


But today he’s the Vice President.  How cool is that.  Good job, kids!

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