100 Word Challenge: Surprise

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 [...]

100 Word Challenge: Voice

100 Word Challenge: Voice

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 [...]

100 Word Challenge: Duty

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. [...]