November 22nd, 2008

Belated congratulations ...

... to all the Democrats and Obama supporters out there. My own feelings are better expressed by Mohammed -
I worry about the future of Iraq’s security and democracy. This simple fact has made me hope for an American leader who will perpetuate the strategy of supporting Iraq for the good of the two nations and for the world, in the war on terror.

In spite of my Republican leanings, I view the result of the presidential election as a victory for the values of the American nation.

I certainly have great trust in Republican leaders who liberated my people from tyranny. I trust the American nation as a whole even more. America has offered the world — through her pluralism and temporary divide — yet a new lesson in humanity.

From my perspective, the result of the election was not a defeat for America but a victory. Americans have demonstrated that country matters more than party.

- and Azarmehr:
What a joy it is however to live in a democracy, where you can change your leader with your vote, without fearing any consequences. A privilege worth fighting for.

The fact that a dark skinned man with a Muslim name and a broken home can become a US president proves democracy provides opportunities for all.

Life goes on ...

So, as long as I'm getting caught up on the LiveJournalage, here's the latest.

I'm getting settled in with G and bringing the last of my things out of storage this weekend. Moving stuff from downstairs to upstairs, from garage to downstairs, from storage locker to garage, lather, rinse, repeat ...

This coming year I am focusing on a career move out of office services and into IT. I'm now reviewing for the A+ exams and teaching myself C++.

Sophie is an absolute total sweetheart and is now walking like crazy.

TNG, who is a long way from anything with an A+ on it, is having difficulties in middle school (he goes to Presidio) but fortunately we have a good rapport so he seems to feel comfortable talking with me about stuff. I don't scold him unless I absolutely have to, but usually offer him gentle encouragement and take time going over his math homework with him. He clearly wants to get good grades but he says he's having trouble concentrating. (Hmmm, reminds me of someone I used to know ...) I just tell him he should try to get good grades because his life will be easier if he does.

Lots more to write, but that'll have to do for now.