Politics is something I keep very private. I support candidates, do my part during election time, and vote. But when it comes to talking in public (or on my blog) about politics, I’m shy — because I’m very conscious of the many differing views held by friends, and I respect them.
But B and I have just listened to the audiobook version of President Obama’s The Audacity of Hope, which we enjoyed very much. We found it intelligent, interesting, and an enjoyable listen (he was the narrator). We were impressed with his ideas and his ability to communicate clearly and directly, with his humanity and with his hope. It filled us with hope, too.