April 29, 2009
Obama's 100th day in office; my son's Junior Leadership Mass. Both milestones, yet both, as Obama put it, Hallmark holidays--excuses for headlines or celebration, but no different than the day before or after. Obama still needs to fix the economy, improve foreign relations; my son still needs to keep up his grades. And yet...Since Obama, torture is no longer condoned, Guantanamo on schedule for closing, and the ridiculous trickle-down theory--pretending a raindrop is a thunderstorm--abandoned. My son ends his junior year, will begin his last year of high school, will change into an adult before my eyes.