The Gulf Between Hope and Change
A confession: I occasionally cry during romantic movies and History Channel documentaries.
Another confession: I often pretend that I'm coughing or clearing my throat in order to obscure crying from friends and family.
But watching the presidential inauguration, I -- like millions of Americans -- lost the ability to hide a public case of ocular Niagara Falls.
History undoubtedly spurred some of our national outpouring this week. A black man being sworn in to lead a country built on slavery, segregation and persistent racism is an unfathomable landmark.