Several windy days pushed the lake ice toward the beach, forming rows of icy breakers.
Today I had to choose between going to CSU to hear Michelle Obama and getting out into the cold but sunny outdoors for a little exercise before leaving for school.
I went to the beach. With all due respect to Ms. Obama, why should I care what the candidate's wife has to say? I'm not interested in Bill Clinton's take on the campaign either.
As I walked briskly around the loop path at Edgewater Park I realized how very different it is to walk there than to walk through the Flats or around the neighborhood. Walking at Edgewater is more exercise than an experience of the place, although the view out over the lake is one of my favorites. But because it's a wide, smooth path that I've been around hundreds, if not thousands of times, my mind shifts into neutral. Thoughts and ideas pop up more or less on their own, sort of like they do when I'm taking a shower. Today, though, not so much. It just felt good to be out in the sun.
Meet Barack Obama
Last night I poked around a bit on the Obama website to try to get a better idea of exactly what he stands for. I read parts of different speeches, his official biography, and other odds and ends.
I could have saved myself the time if I'd have waited until morning. Today I got an email from my daughter with a link to this video that's an overview of Barack Obama's personal and political life.
I'm putting it here in case you're curious too.