Other than a brief comment just before Maya and Max were born, Alisa and I haven't expressed our appreciation of Barack Obama on our blog. We voted for Obama during the Texas Democratic Primary/Caucus and even served as delegates at our county convention.
Obama gave an impressive speech on Father's Day. I embedded a clip from youtube with the speech. It's fairly long (almost 25 minutes), but I highly recommend you take some time to listen, if you haven't heard it already. We so often hear short clips from speeches, and this talk in its entirety is excellent. Although some of his comments are directed toward the African American community, his thoughts are relevant to all fathers and families. As a new father, I found his words to be encouraging.