Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Very Sad News...

I have just heard the news about Ted Kennedy. A terrible prognosis. My thoughts and prayers are with Vicki and all the Kennedy family.

As far a I am concerned the poor had no greater champion in the United States Senate than Senator Kennedy. During the more than four decades I spent in the United States I considered Teddy to one of the select few I most admired.

This past weekend I finished moving into my new home in Dublin. One of the items I hung on the wall was a framed picture with Kennedy taken in 1980. I had worked with a group of friends in organizating a fundraiser for the Senator during his campaign for the Democratic Presidential nomination. A favorite picture.

Monday, May 05, 2008

May Day Holiday

I'm finally settled in Kilnamanagh, Dublin! The move from Haverhill, Massachusetts to Dublin, Ireland is now accomplished. It has been a somewhat exhausting experience and I'm glad I'm settled in a new home.

Today is a beautiful sunny day and a national holiday (May Day) here in Ireland.

One of the things I've noticed since arriving on Thursday it that everyone asks for my predictions about the American Presidential race. Generally the question is just a setup so they can tell me who is going to win! Most believe it will be McCain or Clinton. They watch a lot of Fox Cable News and CNN Cable News over here. Anyway, most seem surprised when I express the view that it will be Obama who will be the next President.

Now that I'm settled I hope to start posting commentary on a regulare basis. Comments are always welcome.