Archive | August 29, 2008

Living history*

We all sat around the room at my sister’s house, postponing dinner for nearly an hour.  Our ages ranging from 1.5 years to 87, tweenagers and a teenager, thirty-somethings and forty-somethings and sixty-somethings, and we all of us watched, only the 1.5 year old not riveted.

 I am so proud that this may be my daughter’s first recollectable memory.  

* [Later note]: Much commentary today about a lot.  Some distraction, certainly, by the Hail Mary VP choice by McCain (if I asked my daughter to spell “desperate,” and she spelled out P-a-l-i-n, I wouldn’t correct her, let’s put it that way).  

This piece, “Witnessing History” by Devilstower on DailyKos, was touching.  A very nice detail.

One of my favorite bits of commentary was “When You Grow Up…” by brownsox on DailyKos, who wraps up a piece on the mythologizing about Democratic disunity (yup: another corporate media plot!) this way:

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