We are cautiously optimistic that Mom is doing better, but she's far from out of the woods yet.
While I'm preoccupied with this, why don't y'all try your hand at blogging for a while.
Here, I'll give you a topic:
"Political dynasties aren't healthy in a representative democracy."
Since January of 1989, we've had either a Bush or a Clinton in the White House.
We have a Clinton currently leading the pack for the Democratic nomination in '08, and conceivably another Bush waiting in the wings on the GOP side, though he almost certainly won't run next time around.
Political dynasties are nothing new in America. John Adams and John Quincy Adams; the Roosevelt cousins; the entire Kennedy family in their various capacities, and so on and so forth.
On balance, they are not healthy for our country.