Personal ponderings from a natural night-owl!

I recently browsed through my own blog, reading past posts and comments. I thought it was interesting how I have a different perspective on some of what I wrote just 15 month ago.

For example, here’s an excerpt from one of my earlier posts from January of 2007: “There are even rumors that Hilary Rodham Clinton might start a serious bid for the U.S. presidency. Although I don’t particularly like her stand on many issues, I would feel it necessary to strongly consider voting for her in order to create history and further deteriorate the historic stranglehold on power men have and do hold in this country.”

Now we are less than 7 months from the general election and not only has Hillary started a serious bid for the presidency, but she and Obama are running neck and neck with both having already garnered more votes individually than any other past presidential candidates in a Democratic primary election.

And, yes, I considered voting for her early on, but after researching the candidates’ stands on various issues, listening to stump speeches, and seeing how they react in a variety of situations, I came to the conclusion that I just couldn’t vote for her, even though she is a woman and I sincerely do want to see a female U.S. president before I die. But I plan to live to be 101 years old, so there’s still plenty of time. (-:

So this year I am an Obama supporter and so have put away my, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of a Good Woman for President” button (obtained years before Hillary’s run), since I don’t want anyone to get the wrong impression that I think Mrs. Clinton is that “good woman.”

An April 2007 post discussed my hopes for a congress that would stand up to President Bush. I wrote, “…my fear [is] that the Democrats, having gained power in Congress, would be unable or unwilling to exercise their people-given power to stop him.” Hmm…looks like that fear has come true.

I also discussed Sunshine Week, a movement to keep discussion alive about the important of open government and freedom of information. Unfortunately, I heard nothing about Sunshine Week this year.

In contrast to my changed perspective politically, my perspective on the importance of organizing your digital photos hasn’t change one iota! Memory Manager is still the best program out there – and unlike the price of just about everything else these days, the cost of this software hasn’t changed! Everyone I know who has this program is sold on the features and ease of use. Read more about tis fantastic program here.

It will be interesting what perspective changes next year brings.

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Comments on: "Looking Backward and Forward" (3)

  1. Hi, Debbie:
    Thanks for taking note of Sunshine Week — sorry that it didn’t come into your radar this year. We had lots of interesting work, much of it looking at openness as an election issue, including a response from Sen. Clinton to our survey of presidential candidates. A very small sample is on our Web site (and growing as fast as I can post it). Hope you’ll be along for next year’s project of digitizing public records to make them easier for people to use.
    Thanks for noting — and caring — about Sunshine Week.
    Debra Gersh Hernandez
    Sunshine Week Coordinator
    http://www.sunshineweek.org

  2. Thanks for posting a comment on my site! It’s very new and so I appreciate any feedback. I love your list of things to do in your lifetime!

  3. Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

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