Last night when I went to bed, after staying up way to late listening to results for the Texas House races (we might just unseat Tom Craddick), I fully expected to wake up and fin out that McCain had actually taken Ohio or California, and that we had another month of recounts and lawsuits ahead of us, eventually terminating in the standard model of mediocrity and disappointment that has been the benchmark of the past eight years.

But this morning, Obama was still president-elect and my god, something in this country might actually change. After his acceptance speech, i called my parents – they saw the civil rights movement, vietnam, the 60’s – was this the same?

Nope, this was something new altogether. To borrow a common theme of late, here’s hoping.