for Senator Franken (D) MN, pronounced the winner of this November's election match-up with incumbent Norm Coleman. Wowzers... very cool.
I'm home this week spending time with family and mourning the loss of my Aunt Andy. The memorial service was today and was really very fitting and lovely. It was a mild day, especially by January in Philadelphia standards, and after the ceremony and a trip to Ivy Hill Cemetary we gathered back and Andy and Ray's house for a wonderful afternoon of recollections, pastries, coffee, beer, wine, and later the last few stragglers dined on pizza. Tomorrow a wintery mix will settle over the tri-state area, but for today we had grey skies and dry sidewalks, sad eyes but good memories.