Poking Stick

Yes we can. And we did.

   Wed, November 5, 2008 - 1:03 AM
Congratulations to us all. Now, the hard work begins...

Now, let's continue the fight.

I am so happy I got to see this piece of history be made. At the same time I am sad as my co worker who died eariler this last month would've been so stoked for all this. He was from Hong Kong and became an American citizen in 1996. We were both excited for this election and he was not going to vote any where near Republican. He was so into every aspect of the debate. The drama and everything. Simon and I used to have the best conversations about how English phrases stymied the non English Speakers and how just understanding one phrase of our language would give you the whole castle. In understanding who we are and what we stood for, He figured out pretty quickly we were a complicated group of people and He was eagar to learn all the nuances of our culture.

So. Simon. You were so into this election and you wanted Obama to win. I wish you had the chance to vote and I wish you were alive to see this day.

I am sad to really fully realize I will never see you again nor be able to explain out stupid English sayings and never be able to look up this stuff that confused you on my phone when we had a break in the work load.

I miss you Simon, And I hope you got to see this. I hope it even mattered a little bit to you.

You were in my thoughts this whole day.


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Wed, November 5, 2008 - 5:27 AM
appreciate your thoughts.

for everyone who's ever felt oppressed, downtrodden, un-equal or un-free, let's remember them and honor them by coming together and having some faith in each other as we work together to make every day the best it can be. we each play a part, and i feel so inspired to be reminded we each can make a difference, as the little things add up.

i hope i hope....
Wed, November 5, 2008 - 6:04 AM
The time for true change has come.
Yes we can. And we did. Congratulations to us all, indeed.

I began the fight with an opening salvo this morning. People at work were questioning what they could do to be a part of the change. Amidst the negativity of former McCain supporters, I said simply, "One of our defining values here in the department is valuing diversity. Maybe that's what we need to start doing for real. And we'll all be winners as a result."

Elaine, Simon is probably looking down on you right now. Thankful he knew you, and smiling for the change wrought within the American system. You and I, and millions of others are out there to keep the dream alive. Together, we'll make positive change happen.
Wed, November 19, 2008 - 6:49 PM
sorry to hear about the death of your friend
time for all of us to work together. no more "reaching across the isle" get rid of the isle.