Thursday, March 20, 2008

If you didn't catch it, here it is...

Whether you vote for him or not, I think most people can agree that Barack Obama is a powerful speaker. I wasn't able to watch Obama's response to his former pastor's controversial statements, but I just read the transcript. I think its a very important, even historic, piece of writing. And if the race conversation can continue in this vein, I believe good things will come. It's a bit long, but it needs to be. If you haven't seen/read it, and if you have some time, here it is. From the New York Times:
Transcript of Obama's Speech on Race

Monday, March 3, 2008

Unacknowledged Friendships

My Friends by Taro Gomi
Olivia's cousin Sam gave this book to her for Christmas. It's a creative and simple narrative about what our various "friends" can teach us. Olivia has memorized the entire book. I love to hear her say, "I learned to read from my friends the books."