Hey, all! I’m back . . . finally. Our trip was great, and I’ll have more to say about it (or at least one part of it) later. Because I have legal work awaiting my attention, though, I can’t really write at length. I therefore just wanted to say something briefly about Obama’s “love” for country. To do so, I have to take a quick side trip to my adolescence.
I think that, objectively speaking, both my sister and I were fairly pretty when we were young. We certainly weren’t ugly, and we had all the nice middle class attributes of straight teeth, contact lenses, fairly good skin, etc., not to mention the ultimate physical attribute — youth. Both of us, however, have now and have always had incredibly low self-esteem when it comes too looks. I’ve sometimes wondered about this, because I do remember my mother always saying “I love you. You’re so beautiful.”