Thursday, January 20, 2011

2001: A Race Odyssey

Ten years ago today, George W. Bush was sworn in as president.

I remember exactly where I was at that moment. I was working a college track meet in the indoor track facility at McNeese University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I did not have access to a TV, but I remember at noon thinking, "It's happening right now. Everything's about to be really different." I distinctly recall a race in progress. The runners started under Clinton, and ended under Bush. Like a lot of things eventually did.

I'm not particularly nostalgic about that time.

On a side note, Democratic Underground started that day too, just five days after Wikipedia. So at least there was that.

"The good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow's not as bad as it seems." — Billy Joel

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