And I won’t forget the men and women who gave that right to me

And I won’t forget the men and women who gave that right to me

I nearly danced into my polling place this year, so thrilled by the warm weather and the cheerful busyness of a democracy at work. You don't have to look too far outside of this country to recognize how privileged we are to participate in free and fair elections. We are a young, cantakerous, imperfect, vast [...]

Democracy is hard

Democracy is hard

Democracy is hard and it always has been. Those of us lucky enough to live in one occasionally forget that, while the battle to establish a democracy is finite, the fight to maintain one it is not. Through those struggles – by our military on actual battlefields and by our citizens around the dinner table [...]

My favorite sticker

I picked up my favorite sticker yesterday and it didn't cost me a dime. Of course, it wasn't free either. We all know that. I earned that sticker by casting my ballot although, even as I proudly stuck it on my sweater, just under my left collar-bone and above my heart, I understood that so [...]