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A New Dawn (and Glimpses from the Inauguration)

“Are you able to watch the inauguration from work?” I type an IM to my son.

“Nah, I’ll have to catch some of it later,” he types back. He has victims to interview and briefs to prepare – it’s a normal day, not a holiday in his state.

I am glued to the screen. AdventureMan comes home and joins me, just in time for the swearing in and Inaugural address. WOW. Our new President is inspirational. He doesn’t tell us it is going to be easy. He says we are all going to have to work hard to turn things around. He reminds us that together, united – we can do it. Wow.

AdventureMan said what was most exciting to him was that we are celebrating 200 years of peaceful transition of power. The pendulum has swung right and left and center, administrations have changed, and by the Grace of God, it has happened peacefully.

Taking the oath of office:


Crowds watching in Kenya:

Inaugural speech:

An estimated 1.4 million Americans stood hours to watch Obama become President in temperatures below freezing:




Singing the national anthem:


Signing his first documents as the US President:

What? You thought I forgot? Here is the new dawn in Kuwait – a pearly morning, another great day in Kuwait. Thanks for your patience. 🙂


January 21, 2009 Posted by | Adventure, Africa, Bureaucracy, Character, Community, ExPat Life, Interconnected, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Political Issues, Relationships, sunrise series | , , | 8 Comments