People Say This to Me A Lot: Breathe

Even stores are telling me! Actually, the sign on the store says Just Breath, and I swear to God, every time I walk by I take a deep breath and feel better.

So take a deep breath and relish the wisdom of our new president, Barack Obama:

“From landing on the moon, to sequencing the human genome, to inventing the Internet, America has been the first to cross that new frontier because we had leaders who paved the way … Leaders who not only invested in our scientists, but who respected the integrity of the scientific process.”

“Because the truth is that promoting science isn’t just about providing resources — it’s about protecting free and open inquiry. It’s about ensuring that facts and evidence are never twisted or obscured by politics or ideology …”

I could just cry!

And his words after appointing Steven Chu: “His appointment should send a signal to all that my Administration will value science, we will make decisions based on the facts, and we understand that the facts demand bold action.”

Deep breath.  An adult is finally in charge.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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