Saturday, November 08, 2008

A New Day, the Black Eyed Peas front man, debuted his new video "Brand New Day" on the Oprah Show yesterday. I watched it last night on the rerun and just loved it. You can go to youtube and see the Oprah version too.

Some of the lyrics include:

I went asleep last night
tired from the fight
I been fighting for tomorrow all my life
Yeah, I woke up this morning
feeling brand new
'cause the dreams that I been dreaming has finally came true
It's a New Day.

Here's the Oprah version where he performed it live.

Below is the video Oprah references that was done earlier.

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Why Do You Write?

Mark David Gerson has a blog post inquiring why people write. I follow Mark on twitter and thought that was an interesting question to ponder. Of course, it has been asked before, but it's always good to come up with an answer. Below is mine.

I write because it is a natural part of who I am. Most of my writing for public consumption is done at the keyboard, but my soul-searching writing happens with pen and paper. The connection of brain to hand to paper is one I will never let go of. There's a magic to seeing words appear that never gets old.

Pop over to Mark's blog and read the answers and add your own.

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The Day

This was a very full workday, but I got through it thinking about dinner with Teresa, Jocelyn, Greg and Sharon. Trish had planned to join us but couldn't at the last minute.

We wanted to go out to talk more about the election. Obama got 41% of the vote in Kansas, but only 37% in the county where I live. This is a red state. A blood red state. But, I just keep reminding myself that more than 1/3 of the people around me are in agreement.

After dinner Jocelyn called about something else and we were chatting. I told her I still feel so optimistic, so hopeful. We talked for a bit about how powerful it is that so many people have that feeling of optimism right now. I know that's a positive force. Oddly enough, tonight I checked in a couple of blogs I read and one of them mentioned the very same thing.

I'm so glad it's the weekend. I'm looking forward to doing some things around the house and decorating the tree. I finished the lights last night - I have just a couple of touchups - and this weekend I'm going to work on the ornaments. I love putting ornaments on because so many of them have a memory attached. Ultimately, I'm a sentimental mushball, and Christmas brings that out in me. It's one of the reasons I love it so much.
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