Because I devote my October blog posts to Halloween, anything else I think about writing during that time gets tabled until November, but since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election (Electoral College only, but sadly that's what counts) most of my existing blog post ideas seem inappropriately frivolous compared to the impending threats to civil rights … Continue reading Donald Trump makes it hard to write about my ass
It's election day in the United States. If you already voted, thank you. Consider helping others get to to the polls today. If, however, you are eligible vote and have not yet done so I have a few things for you to do today: Vote. Vote even if you know your candidate will win. Nothing … Continue reading 40 things to do on Election Day in the U.S.
I didn't vote for Hillary Clinton in 2008. A lot of that had to do with liking Barack Obama, but I'm ashamed to admit that there was another influencing factor. I didn't want to vote for Hillary because she is a woman. It wasn't that I didn't think a woman should be President of the … Continue reading Why I didn’t vote for Hillary in 2008 and why I’m with her now
The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in what is commonly called the Brexit referendum vote. No matter what your opinion on Leave versus Remain, there is a big lesson here: Your vote matters. Learn from the mistake of this Leave voter on BBC News who assumed his vote wouldn't count: http://metro.co.uk/video/embed/1301972/5964450 If … Continue reading Brexit lesson for the US: Your vote matters
My friend Old Single Mom went to the Donald Trump Rally in Chicago that was canceled. You should read her incredible observations from the event. One of the things she notes is this: A bunch of Trump supporters sang in unison to Elton John’s "Rocket Man" - and then blanked on the lyrics of "Tiny Dancer." … Continue reading Song for a canceled Trump rally: “Tiny Hands, Sir”