I have not written an article in quite some time. That is an unfortunate consequence of me going immediately from final exams in December to January session courses in my graduate program. I could not, however, let today pass without referencing this momentous occasion. Yesterday I watched - from my television at home since I was unable to get tickets from my congressman - as Barack Obama officially became the 44th President of the United States. Visitors to my site have graciously referred to my writing as “eloquent” (a sentiment about which I am humbly grateful), but not even eloquent words can sum up the feeling that welled up inside me as I witnessed Barack Obama become “Mr.