Cora is eleven weeks old now and doing great! We're all happy and healthy, but very tired. I returned to work a few weeks ago, but we're still trying to figure out our normal routine. Being sleep-deprived and short of time, Mother of Exiles is not yet back to her former self, and I expect she won't be for some time, unfortunately. As such, I'm going to discontinue regular posts such as the image, quote and famous immigrant of the week, and simply post whatever I can, whenever I can. That will take some pressure off of me and my new family.
In order to preserve my sanity, I'm actively NOT watching politics these days. The election is depressing, at best, and the Republican National Convention just frustrates and disappoints me. This morning, however, I happened to see this USA Today article about Condi Rice's speech last night. I generally like her and wish I'd caught her speech. There are lots of gems in the article, but this one about immigration stood out and I thought it made a nice quote of the day:
We must continue to welcome the world's most ambitious people to be a part of us. … We need immigration laws that protect our borders, meet our economic needs, and yet show that we are a compassionate people.
I only wish more Conservative Republicans agreed with her!