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November 04, 2008



I'm happy that your candidate got the win honey!

The Fat Lady Sings

The world has reacted positively to Obama's election. I will admit to having some doubts - but in the end, Obama is America's best hope for the future. Our long national nightmare looks to be (finally) over. The monsters (Bush, Cheney, Rove, Delay) are all gone now (or they will be very soon). I have hope. On a personal level - perhaps Obama can fix our health care system, allowing me access to the help I need. Had McCain been elected, I might just as well have given up. The health challenges I face are daunting - but I will survive - with the right help. I'm praying Obama will affect the change that provides it.

It’s nice having something to look forward too.




Dear M,
---thinking about writing an essay on the consciousness of pain. May I quote some of your earlier writing on the subject----not just because of its salient and insightful first hand account, but also because I know you to be one of the most gifted writers in short prose I've encountered on the net. Michael B of MandT at



Hello, I came across your blog by accident, following other blogs (I can't remember which now, LOL) and then following commentors.

I really like it and it is the first blog I see where the author is a black American. I will tell you why this is so special for me.

I am French and live in France. I belong to an international blog, "Pourquoi Pas?". When I say I belong, I am not a publishing member, just a daily visitor. But PP has many regulars from all corners of the world, and 1/2 of them are Americans, but none are black. Stiletto (she and WhyNot are the 2 publishing members) posted an article welcoming Obama and inviting people from everywhere to talk about what it is like where they live in regard with Obama's victory. Here in Europe, it's euphoria, as predicted by the polls which gave favor to Obama with more than 80% against McCain. Like I said, you are American, and we already have several Americans there, but again none that are black, so it would be interesting if you would give your opinion and feeling of what it is like for you and your community about this Obama win.

Sorry for my bad English, LOL.

Greetings from Paris,

The Fat Lady Sings

Valérie -

Thank you so very much for your kind comment. You are welcome to come back and visit at any time. I should point out, however, that I am not of African descent. Not everyone who supports President-elect Obama is. I do appreciate your kind words, however - and like you, my best wishes are with Obama in hopes of a better future for us all.

Thank you again -
The Fat Lady Sings

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