i'm so happy that i can now lay claim to living through magical historical events in addition to the many catastrophic events that have marked our collective history since i have been on earth. tomorrow's inauguration of Barack Obama a day after Martin Luther King, Jr. day is a gift. and i'd like to thank everyone that signed on to promote and nurture change in our country through their votes for Obama. a new day begins tomorrow. but today is a day for remembering the long hard road so many Americans travelled to get us to tomorrow.
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