Obama: The Good News, by Mark Morford

Obama, the great disappointment? The Miracle President hasn’t actually accomplished much? Wrong

Yesterday Mark Morford published a brilliant online column on the great stuff Obama is doing:

“…as I…noted all the changes in a single year, I found myself reenergized, invigorated, slapped awake at the new tone and direction, the sheer scale of all the changes, and how we are no longer the rogue macho cowboy laughingstock jackass of the world.

Sure, there’s still a long way to go. Yes, we’re still invading Afghanistan. Wall Street is still packed with jackals and demons. DOMA still exists. All is far from perfect. But times have changed indeed. Things are most definitely not what they once were. I can think of no better news to report.”


To the editors of the Chronicle: Put this prominently on your op-ed page, (say in place of Debra Saunders one day?). It’s a unique, thoughtful, hopeful essay, worthy of real ink, as well as digital.


About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Obama: The Good News, by Mark Morford

  1. Hey Lloyd, thanks for turning me on to this column… I absolutely love it and of course, in Charleston WV, we don't often see writing like this born from our newspapers here. I just got Shelter too… amazing, amazing book that I will spend hours looking through. Thanks.

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