20 January, 2009

something to believe in

I watched the inauguration with 1st and 2nd graders at the Sunnyside Environmental School here in Portland with my son's class.  As a journalist, I so wanted to be in the middle of the mall, on the steps of the capitol, where the story was.  But, today, I did have a strong feeling that I was in the middle of the story.  In a darkened, public school auditorium, 6 and 7 year olds watched the speech by the president who would shape their vision of all presidents.  They will, most likely, always believe that anyone of any color can be our president.  Nice place to watch the inauguration.

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