For anyone who hasn't read "Five People You Meet in Heaven," by Mitch Albom, read it!. I avoided it because I don't like to read the most popular books. But this one was worth it. So good, just the way I'd like to imagine heaven, if there is such a place. It's a quick read, too.
I believe the US has reached its peak of greatness. The reelection of George Bush was more than values over immoralists or Republicans over Democrats. It was a turning point. It was war over peace. It was a blow for the poorest, the creative, the most thoughtful in American society. More on this later.