Anthony McGill, Barack Obama, Barack Obama's Inauguration, Gabriela Montero, Itzhak Perlman, Martin Luther King, Obama, Simple Gifts
that the dream should come true in my lifetime…
I just watched President Obama’s inauguration and was again very impressed. He is an intellectually superior and knowledgeable individual. He is trying to unite his nation and praises his nation. After all, although it was a very difficult endeavor, he was re-elected.
He talks about what he is doing and plans to do rather than demolish his opponents. He does all he can to help his country in very difficult times: social programs, job creation, extending the period during which an unemployed individual can receive benefits from the government.
He is compassionate. He went to visit the people of Newtown and he talked with each family, not only as their President, but also and mainly as another human being, a father who knew how painful it would be to lose a child. Losing a child is devastating. He has already signed orders that should decrease the number of deaths by gun: a month and two days!
When Sandy devastated the east coast, he visited the victims and did so hours before Americans would vote. He knew what his duties were. His team works extremely hard. Joe Biden is committed to his work and solid as a rock. Michelle and Jill have rolled up their sleeves when in fact they could be shopping in Paris. Not these women!
Yet, these are hard times! Congratulations America.
- The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/
- The Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/liveblog/wp/2013/01/20/liveblogging-the-inauguration/
- CNN News: http://www.cnn.com/
- CNN News International: http://edition.cnn.com/
Air and Simple Gifts (from Barack Obama’s Inauguration)
Maestro John Williams arranged a piece based on Aaron Copeland‘s arrangement of the old Shaker Tune “Simple Gifts” as “Variations on a Shaker Melody”. Yo-Yo Ma performs along with Itzhak Perlman on violin, Gabriela Montero on piano and Anthony McGill on clarinet.
Simply beautiful and amazing!
- Inauguration is centerpiece of Wichita’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration (kansas.com)
- If Martin Luther King were alive today… (philebersole.wordpress.com)