January 20, 2009
I feel overrun by the hoopla. Yes, it is a historic day for the country, deeply meaningful to so many people, thatís wonderful, terrific, can we please now get on with our lives? I am befuddled by societyís current and seemingly increasing need to make everything such an event, with the media absolutely overindulging in the smallest details, repeating itself, trying desperately to fill the void of its own meaninglessness. We saw it last weekend with US Air flight 1549, and the last 24 hours have been an overload on the inauguration. Did nothing else happen in the world today?