Friday, May 15, 2009
I was honored on Wednesday, May 13th, 2009 to be inducted at St. Joseph's University into the Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society and with the SJU award for academic excellence in the Criminal Justice curriculum, which was renamed this year for slain Philadelphia police officer Patrick McDonald. The video here shows highlights of the ceremony held on-campus in the Chaplet of Saint Joseph.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
It's all a bit much for a normally happy soul such as mine to take in for one big reason. There is no end in sight.
President Obama was only recently elected, and just took office three months ago. He still has more than three years at a minimum in office, and if the magnitude, scope, and pace of his 'Change' continues as it has thus far it will be an agonizing three years.
One thing that I have come to appreciate over the course of these past three months is the utter joy and euphoria that Obama elicits in his followers. It makes me jealous, because frankly I have never, ever had that feeling for a President of the United States.
Forget Kennedy and Johnson, I was just a baby. As a young child, Nixon and Ford certainly were not high on my priority list. I liked Jimmy Carter at first. He spoke to my youthful desire for progressivism.
Carter was a minister and brought a certain amount of credibility and morality to the office, which was important to the country after the dishonesty of Nixon's Watergate. And he was intelligent too, a genius, at least that's the rep that the media was passing around.
But it was also Jimmy Carter who began to ruin things for my early liberalism.