In a few days, voter turn-out will  be one for the record books — whether it’s a strong showing or a dud. 

We  are going to learn how our fellow citizens have processed all the news and views of the world in which we live. No more speculations! 

A Poem on Voter Turn-Out

People on whom I do not bother to dote
Are people who do not bother to vote…
And excuse themselves by saying What’s the difference of one vote in fifty million?
They have such refined and delicate palates
That they can discover no one worthy of their ballots,
And then when someone terrible gets elected
They say, There, that’s just what I expected!…
Oh let us cover these clever people very conspicuously with loathing,
For they are un-citizens in citizens’ clothing…

~Ogden Nash (1902–1971), “Election Day Is a Holiday”

I am hoping many voters do turn out; I am wishing all who can, will. It’s not always a given. (See National Elections from 1789-the Present about voter turn-out. )

We voted early — but not often. (Vote Early and Vote Often)


from WORLD Magazine

I am grateful we made the time  to think through for whom and what we are voting this mid-term.  Actually, I am more grateful to my hubby who loves to research, and double check  info on candidates and parse the ballot questions, and DISCUSS a few issues. 

This year’s ballot questions were not too inscrutable — and a favorite voters’ guide filled in some blanks about some candidates. with a little research. (The League of Women Voters Guide for my county helped. IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO ASK— check the link! )

And it’s never too late to pray! 

Some days, because so much . . . confusion . . . .still  abounds, I am just grateful for a pattern of prayer to rein in my pontificating.  

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide and direct, we humbly pray, the minds of all those who are called to elect fit persons to serve [in ________]. Grant that in the exercise of our choice we may promote your glory, and the welfare of this nation. This we ask for the sake of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. (3 Prayers to Pray During an Election)  


Thank you Charles Schultz

FYI: Some thoughts  from 2018, VOTE today, are still a good goad four years later!  And this Mid-term is a costly one, folks — Glad I am not picking up the tab . . . Oh, wait . . .  The Campaigns Cost WHAT?


A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money” Att. to Sen Everett Dirksen

‘Nuff Said: Turn out and Vote! America’s HOPE is Not in the Rearview Mirror  



Not that I will be up at that hour

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