"Through her work and her life, she set us free."
On Saturday, Glenn Beck said, "This is a day that we can start the heart of America again ... it has nothing to do with politics. It has everything to do with God ... turning our face back to the values and the principles that made us great." Political blogger Field Negro responded: "Back to the values that made us great? You mean like the ones that said it's cool to enslave people because they weren't really people? Those values? Sorry, I think I will pass. Whenever I hear certain folks talk about going 'back' to the good ole days, it makes me a little nervous. I will just keep it pushing forward if you don't mind..."
My son started college a year ago this month. I recall how hard it was to walk away and let him begin his new life without us. The sudden peace and quiet at home, not to mention the eerie neatness, lack of competition for the television, and the increase in shelf life of groceries didn't really compensate for his absence. But this is what parents work toward from their child's first day of kindergarten, right?