I've said before that I don't want my blog to take on a political bent - that's important to me, although it's hard for me to explain exactly why. I will say, however, that I'm watching President Obama's first address as I blog and I'm compelled to write about how different this feels to me. It's not about him, or his party - I think it's a generational thing.
Probably because he's only a few years older than me, I feel - for the first time ever - that I'm responsible for what is said and what is done in Washington. It's as if I am up there because my generation is up there. His kids are really close to the age of my children (and I can't even begin to imagine how stressful it would be to try to find time for them with that job...man....) and - well, he grew up watching Sesame Street too. (Or at least I assume he did!)
So - I have to say that I think it's pretty cool that Gen X gets a shot at history now.