That being said, I will admit that I'm not sure I can tie the budget crisis or environmental disasters to long commute times, but if I were to have to make that trip again I'm sure I'd have more than enough time to think up a reasonable correlation.
This video shown today as a visual aid during the conference does give me a glimmer of hope that there's still good in the world. I just want to give this kid a big, fat hug, and judging from the way Punkin just laughed watching this same video I'd venture to guess she's a big fan, too.
(Apraxia or no? That is the question.)