Friday, November 7, 2008

Sittin' on the dock of the Bay....

So here we are, several days after Barack Obama's historic win for the presidency of the United States, and I'm struck by the difference between my parents' generation and that of my own.  I have the impression that older generations are astounded that we've elected an African-American to be our president.  My parents and grandparents saw much of the long, hard, and frequently violent struggle for equal rights for minorities.  I don't suppose they ever thought it would be possible for a black man to reach the highest office given the prevailing attitudes and political climate even 30 years ago.  Whereas my generation never doubted that we would have a non-white president some day, but we'd like to know why it took so long. 

As for the title of this post, we're off to San Francisco tomorrow morning for a little bit of work and a lot of fun 'n games!