Life is Beautiful

I woke up at 4 am today nervous, worried and frightened. The news of election was not what I had hoped. My “team” didn’t win, I should be used to this feeling being a Hawkeye fan, but it still stung. Using the same sports analogy, I explained the outcome to the kiddos. Sometimes you win sometimes you lose. It’s ok to be sad, but you need to be a good sport too. They then ran off to play sword fight, so I’m sure they are fine. When it comes to day-to-day life we will be fine. Who is … [Read more...]

There will be a Wednesday

Tomorrow I will vote for the first woman president. Tomorrow you may vote for the other guy, or you may not vote at all. I don’t have a crystal ball nor a time machine, so the outcome is a mystery. One side will win and one will lose, but… There will still be a Wednesday. The world will not end. I will not move to Canada {even though I think it’s pretty cool}. It will just be Wednesday. The cacophony of the election will fade and we will be left with Wednesday and … [Read more...]

Thankful for … The Process

As I’ve mentioned before, we live in a swing state. This means we are bombarded with political ads, and even politicians themselves. While I’m not about to hop on a political soapbox, I DO want to talk about the process. A process that we as Americans often take for granted. The moment I was old enough to vote, I should have been overjoyed and excited at the prospect of participating in democracy at its finest. Instead, I didn’t even register to vote until the Bush vs. Gore election, … [Read more...]

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