First of all, my apologies for not doing more with this blog. Our hotel had a business center, but there were sometimes lines of folks waiting for a computer, and issues with their internet connection at other times.
I worked hard during the convention to do two things: first, to attend official caucus and convention events in a way that would both well-represent the donors who helped me get there; second, to present the face of the Pagan community, in all its strength and spiritual beauty.
While there were some awesome (literally) moments, it wasn't always easy. Getting the attention of the Obama campaign faith outreach coordinator presented the greatest challenge. Finally, in the end, I slipped him a note, "If there's no room at the table for the Pagan community, just let me know and I'll stop trying to contact you."
That started what appeared to be a productive conversation. Maybe trying to begin a positive relationship at a busy national convention wasn't the best idea. I'll make another attempt this week, once the dust settles, and expect a positive outcome.
After all, the signs of openness, of acceptance of all faith communities, couldn't have been clearer during the interfaith service on Sunday, and the events Thursday night.
One more question...once I either do or do not sort things out with the Obama campaign, I'm planning to close down the blog. It's convention-related after all, and the convention is over. There may be bumps in the road toward mutual understanding involved, but I expect them to be few and far between, and certainly not frequent enough to merit a blog. I would welcome your thoughts on this.