Tuesday, February 24, 2009


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.


ConnectingTheDots said...

Interesting blog and post, but Obama is not an Xer. Virtually no prominent voices have said that he is part of Generation X, while a long list of prominent journalists, experts, pundits, politicians, etc. have said that he is specifically a member of Generation Jones--born 1954 to 1965, between the Boomers and GenX, including those from Newsweek, NBC, CNN, NYTimes, etc.

JennInAustin said...

That is interesting. I've read a number of differing views about where one generation ends and another begins - including one in which it was based on how saavy one was with technology. Thanks for the info.