Saturday, November 08, 2008

Morning Coffee in Real America

Demographics vary widely in this spacious and diverse country, but headlines remain the same. News unites.
The warmer the seat, the better the business. And always an artistic touch. Eggs on the griddle. Girlfriends with a place in the sun.
In hamlets, in cafes along country roads, and in bustling cities, the news is out in Real America.


Anonymous Joe said...

Since the following LiveJournal entry is public, I thought I'd share this charming entry from a friend who often writes about her mother who has some memory loss but is still a wisecracking ol' gal. She woke up to a new world on November 5th.

Let's go!

8/11/08 7:26 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Joe that's great! Exactly in tune. It's a wonderfully designed photo. Charming is right. Good friend.

Oh, crap. I'm crying again


And thanks once again. You've got that human interest thingy.

8/11/08 7:43 AM  
Blogger Madeline said...

OOhhh..I grew up in a town like this--I worked in the diner... simpler times for sure...

8/11/08 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I finally started crying about Obama's win this morning. It's fascinating...death and birth. I'm so incredibly proud of my American neighbours. I heard this song this morning and it moved me so deeply i thought y'all might like it too :)

8/11/08 11:52 AM  
Blogger jm said...

Hi madeline! I grew up in a town like this too. Things change but these places still go on.

Chris, I think I've finally stopped crying, although the inauguration is bound to bring back the rivulets. It's been a long hard road, but the magical orchestration was compensation. He had to win big and sure enough, he did.

8/11/08 1:54 PM  
Blogger jm said...

There's going to be a huge outpouring of vids. This election was a first in that regard too. I'm hoping the creative energy unleashed continues.

The first vid, "Yes We Can" sent a tidal wave of tears, unexpected, but a good sign of things to come. Different way to communicate with a prez.

8/11/08 2:04 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

I feel sort of left out of the crying stuff because my TV wasn't working right on Election Night so I missed all the live newscasts. It's a little less "immediate" when you follow it online, in a way. And I wish I had gotten a copy of the next day's paper. Oh well...

And now I wonder if he will request that they keep the expenses and lavishness of the inauguration to a minimum in light of the economic situation he is inheriting.

Just wish he wasn't tapping Rahm Emmanuel for anything. It just fuels the whining about Chicago political insiders.

8/11/08 3:44 PM  
Blogger jm said...

I was wondering about the inauguration too. I do know that the theme is going to be "a new birth of freedom" and it's going to tie into the 200 year anniversary of Lincoln's birthday. I think it will be high in ceremony and aspiration, and it will be interesting to see how they pull it off within the economic context. I do know one thing ... that gorgeous Malia is going to look like a million bucks no matter how much they spend.

Sun, NN, Mercury, and Neptune in Aquarius. That does suggest freedom. Mars exactly on the prez's ascendant. Off to a fast start.

You're right about the Chi Town crowd. But the whining will happen anyway. Emmanuel is a fascinating pick astrologically so I guess an article is due.:-)

One great thing is that he'll be under Obama's firm control and unable to make legislative trouble in Congress.

8/11/08 6:31 PM  

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