Thursday, February 5, 2009

Obama's speech at prayer breakfast

Faith has always been a guiding force in our family’s life, so we feel very much at home and look forward to keeping this tradition alive during our time here.”

Mr. Obama said that in history, faith has too often been wielded as a tool to divide, or as an excuse for prejudice or intolerance. “There is no doubt that the very nature of faith means that some of our beliefs will never be the same. We read from different texts. We follow different edicts. We subscribe to different accounts of how we came to be here and where we’re going next –- and some subscribe to no faith at all,'' he said, making a nod to atheism that was unusual for the setting.

''But no matter what we choose to believe, let us remember that there is no religion whose central tenet is hate,'' he said, perhaps a wishful notion more than a factual one, given religious fanaticism seen from Topeka to Riyadh.

One of the best as far as I am concerned. I really like it.

Monday, February 2, 2009

I am doing it again...

I am starting a blog again. I have done it before and somehow lost interest in it. I hope that I can keep it up this time.

I want to start this one as a way of keeping in touch with my daughter Kris and a few others in my life. Sometimes I will be sitting here feeling sorry for myself because she is not around to do the things I often dreamed of doing with her and my granddaughter and I throw myself a real pity party. I get to thinking she no longer needs me and that is probably true. It gives me a sad sinking feeling. I miss her and I miss my granddaughter.

I was tired when I started this and Now I am falling asleep. I will get back to this tomorrow.