November 4th, 2008 ~ Living on this Earth for over half a century, I have personally witnessed many historic moments; Neil Armstrong setting foot on the Moon, the Berlin Wall coming down, the attacks on the World Trade Center, wars too numerous to mention.  This evening I've born witness to another; the landslide election of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States of America.
      Actually, this evening may be the MOST historic moment I've witnessed because it's significance echoes back over 300 years to the dawn of America and centuries forward to light the path toward what I pray will be a bright future for America and the world.  I am so overcome with new found joy and optimism and pride as I watch the celebrations at Grant Park in Chicago, Times Square in New York, and all around our great nation.  And now our next President is about to speak in Chicago and I want to listen.