Inauguration Day

HANCOCK, Mich. — I don’t know why this has happened, but I’ve been on the road for President George W. Bush’s two inaugurations. The first time was in 2001 when I was traveling from Poway to Hancock to start work at The Daily Mining Gazette.

This week, I was driving across the Upper Peninsula heading back to Hancock after an extended trip. I got to visit Virginia, DC, New York, friends in Connecticut and Toronto. All-in-all, it was a good trip.

I listened to Bush’s inaugural speech yesterday over Central Michigan University’s radio network. Throughout the entire speech, I was thinking that the message of the speech was “Do as I say, not as I do.” Still, we do live in interesting times.