If you live in the United States, you are probably suffering from Convention fatigue. Two weeks of relentless political coverage, speeches and insults. It’s all a bit too much. Wherever you land on the political spectrum, here are a few things I think we can all agree upon.
One. Besides Michelle Obama’s inspired and dignified speech at the Democratic National Convention, this short speech, by the father of a Muslim soldier who lost his life in combat after 9/11, had people in tears. The speech makes a case for the patriotism of American Muslims – and, whether you are a Clinton supporter or not – you will have to agree it is rather sad that, in a nation built on the shoulders of immigrants, we have come to this.
Two. Eugene Bostick, a 82-year-old Texan, began taking a couple of stray dogs for rides on his tractor now and then. Every week, more and more dogs convened on his property so he built a doggie train: twice a week, for 90 minutes, Eugene takes stray dogs for a ride, along parks and a golf course. Man and dogs have the time of their lives – just brilliant.