100 Word Challenge: Decision

It’s the day after mid-term elections. Ballots have been counted and deemed official. There is a challenge for a recount in a Senate race in my state, but those rarely overturn initial results. We’ll see how that pans out. The campaigns, on many levels, were ugly. The aftermath sort of feels like the day after […]

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Civic duty

I heard the words, “home-bound” for the first time earlier this week and had that tilt-your-head-like-a-puppy-hearing-a-dog-whistle moment. Just hadn’t thought of it, just figured we must have really great medical insurance to have a physical therapist come the house. Nope, apparently it’s considered a medical necessity after such surgery if you cannot leave your house […]

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Sample ballot

Early voting in Florida’s general election (we’re deciding on a new governor, one senator, one representative and various and sundry amendments to the state constitution) is open until Nov. 3. Even though I’m hobbled with this wonky, but healing knee, the Mister is toting me to our local precinct this week to vote ahead of […]

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100 Word Challenge: Surprise

I stayed up Tuesday night watching the U.S. Presidential election returns. I was hugely dumbfounded by the results, and more than a little uneasy over what that result portends. Donald Trump, millionaire businessman and reality television celebrity, will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Jan. 20, 2017. The 100 days following an inauguration is […]

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100 Word Challenge: Voice

I Voted sticker

This week early voting began in my hometown. As I have in previous years, for local, state and national elections, I took advantage of the opportunity to cast my ballot in this presidential race. When I arrived, there were two people at individual booths filling in their ballots, and two people ahead of me waiting […]

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100 Word Challenge: Duty

Yesterday was Super Tuesday in the U.S., the biggest day for presidential primaries/caucuses, with voters from 16 states registering their choice for the Democratic or Republican candidates. My state of Florida begins a nine-day, early voting period this weekend and I will be dutifully exercising my right as a citizen to cast a preliminary ballot. […]

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