It’s Inauguration Day and Civil Rights Day and a good day to reflect on our progress–over four years or fifty. Four years ago I was laid off right after the inauguration. Now I’m a homeowner. The general working environment for women isn’t like Mad Men any more (binders notwithstanding). More and more people are realizing that allowing people to marry whom they love won’t cause the end of civilization as we know it. You see? PROGRESS.

In spite of horrific news reports or stubborn, stupid debates (or denial), I do think we’re moving forward as a nation. Come on, humans. Yes we can.