I'm cautiously optimistic about President Elect Obama. I remember Bill Clinton not delivering on "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and going ahead with NAFTA. And Mark likes to point out that Obama's good at getting elected, which is about all we really know about him. In my mind, at the very least Mr. Obama will appoint Supreme Court Justices more in line with my political and cultural views.
In the writing department: Got another rejection today -- this one looked like a form rejection... but it also looked hand-typed. Oh well; at least it frees up the market for another story.