a single vote, revisited

Today is Election Day in VA. This time of year is when Americans around the world either journey to their polling places to cast their votes or mail in their ballots. And every year, my mind goes back to high school, to an event that could’ve been so ordinary. I wrote about it last year, but I think it’s worth revisiting, and since it’s my blog… 😉

So here it is, a post I called A Single Vote.

This time of year, everyone’s talking politics, campaigns, amendments. There are debates, both on tv and in the office, and more political advertisements than a person could possibly need. All to get your vote. And sometimes it seems like one vote is just a drop in the bucket. Sometimes it is. (more…)

vote on, my friends

On this day, Americans across this country will visit a school, or a fire station, or a church, with one purpose: to peacefully make their opinions heard. It’s a practice that’s been long-admired in other countries, that ability of an individual to influence his/her government. People across the world have fought, and are still fighting, for that right.

We have it, sitting in front of us.

I’m not a political junkie. I don’t get excited about polls and debates and campaigns. In fact, sometimes I find all of that rather annoying. (Could we please stop spending millions to persuade people and instead put it to good use? I’m just saying…) (more…)