Seriously?

This American Life commissioned some musical theater songs inspired by this unbearable election ordeal, and here's one of three (listen to the other two HERE.) This is the refrain, in the voice of President Obama. Angry? Am I angry? You ask me if I'm angry? And I'm at a loss for words. After all we've done, every battle…

Make Art, Celebrate Democracy!

It's been called the biggest peaceful transfer of power on the planet. Today's Inauguration celebration is the 57th such ceremony held by our young republic.For all the miseries and injustice from sea to shining sea, it's a day to consider what we have as a nation.   In 2008 Artist Andrew Purchin took his easel…

An Amazing Country

I spent Election Day volunteering in Virginia, after voting in Maryland around 8:30 am. It was a cheerful crowd of neighbors, many of them friends. Our election judge told us that folks began to line up as early as 4:30 am for a 7:00 am opening. I see so much passion about voting this time around, I can't wait to see the numbers on voter turnout. After checking in at the Alexandria Headquarters I was sent on a few errands before...