Hello, America. I spent over an hour on this phone this morning calling people in Pennsylvania to encourage them to go to the polls on Tuesday.
Of course there were some people who hung up even before I stated that I was a voting volunteer. There were several wrong numbers. And then there were those people who expressed passion and concern about what will happen Tuesday, the day after, and in the months to come.
In the midst of the meanness and the anxiety of this election, I took comfort in a handful of voters who wanted to talk about the opportunity to vote and how excited they are.
Whether we were on the same side or not, we agreed that it is a privilege and we spoke words of hope to one another that our country will move forward regardless of what happens next week.
No matter what your religion, race, annual salary, ethnicity, national origin, political party, sexual orientation, ice cream preference or thoughts on cargo shorts, THIS is one commonality we all share. So let's use this mutual practice as a beginning point to come together and rebuild after this most tumultuous political season of our disco(n)-tent as Americans who truly are ALL in this boat together.
Remember to vote and remember one side will win and one side will not.
We ALL win as Americans in the act of our exercise of free speech and national expression of our individual opinion. It is our most precious treasure as citizens.
And maybe we can start to organize that dang drawer, while we are at it! One never knows!😜
HUMOR IS OUR MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT!!! -- and Mitch Bossanna was my unpaid research and graphics assistant EXTRAORDINAIRE!!!, and Jeremy Bolton was my unpaid office assistant (nothing untoward, thank you) -- that is until THE DISH RAN AWAY WITH THE SPOON, I vamoosed to Mexico . . . or sumpthin'. >>> UPDATE, Dec. 13, 2012: "Mitch Bossanna is BACK WITH A "PAULISTA" vengence!!! All Ron Paul supporteres are EXEMPT from PRISON SENTENCES (unlike most of the REST of elected and "High Officials" of the Republican Party. "Paulistas" were ALWAYS my biggest supporters!!!
A literary vent, a one-sided, free-wheeling discussion, everything posted on this blog is true. Don't mistake that to mean everything here is fact. Frequently, I paint with a broad brush, coloring things to a degree of my own choosing—for the sake of art.
My characters remind me of what Dr. J. Kennedy Schultz once said--and they insist I post it here:
“When I say something about you, it may or may not be true about you, however, I always reveal something of myself.”
Judging from some of the comments people have made to me, I wish to remind them this works in BOTH directions.