Voting Coda

I want to try to avoid off-topic posts from now on, but now that the election is over and the results are known, I do want to take a moment to thank everyone who voted. I don’t know how many, if any, of you were persuaded to vote because of me and my story, but it doesn’t matter. The fact that you voted is the important thing. Thank you. 

If there are those of you who didn’t vote, for whatever reason, it’s okay. Fortunately, thanks to the outcome, I feel confident in saying that you will get another chance someday. I hope you’ll take it.

If there’s one lesson I hope all of us will take from this election, as well as the one before it, it’s that we cannot take our democracy for granted. It can’t just coast on cruise control; we need to take the wheel and steer, or it will go completely off the road and into a ditch. 

Am I completely satisfied with the results? No. I never have been, and I never will be. There will never be a candidate with whom I agree on all the issues unless I were to run myself, and my skill set does not lend itself to that, nor do my experience or temperament. If anything, I think I could make a pretty good speechwriter, but that’s probably as close to the seat of power that I could ever get, or would ever want to. 

So yes, I have issues with Joe Biden, personally and politically. I have issues with Kamala Harris. Those are topics for another blog entirely. The important thing is that I trust that they want what’s best for this country, even if I sometimes disagree with them about what that might be. That feeling of trust is one I haven’t experienced for almost four years. For now, I’m going to enjoy it. 

In the meantime, I invite you to enjoy Kermit appearing with the Obama family at the White House while Steve desperately tries to stay out of sight during the sing-along: 

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