I’m on a cross country solo road trip. I’ve got a lot of time to listen to things and picked up the audiobook for A Promised Land by President Obama. I’m only part of the way through. It hasn’t been as hopeful as I was hoping. Maybe it’s unfair that I was hoping for that. And, it wasn’t exactly this point, but my colleague Christina M. Tapper calls attention to a larger narrative better than I ever could. You should read this post, and follow her for more.