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A year ago this month, President Barack Obama was delivering a eulogy in Charleston, South Carolina, after the mass shooting in a church there.Over this past year, as Obama has embraced the final quarter of his presidency, there have been other, similar moments.Obama's presidency has been striking in the clarity of his diagnosis of the nation's ills and his inability to cure them. Seven years later, Obama struggles with the rise of Daesh (ISIS), and a clash of civilizations that seems closer than ever.Obama's shortcomings as president inevitably get the most news coverage. In this period of national difficulty, it's good to remember not just Obama's setbacks but the side of him that demonstrates what resilience looks like.Who knew that Obama had a pair of Ali's boxing gloves in his private study?Grief seems to bring out the passion in Obama's sometimes dry personality.
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