There’s a Mockingbird staring me down around every corner.
Back at the ranch on this beautiful Sunday a week ago,
Mandevilla was still blooming last week, now gone.
Last “Skipper on Lantana” shot of 2008.
Oh my, is that ME looking fat and dowdy in my pink cleaning-the-pond pants? No more gazing ball shots...
A few days ago I found a good birdy spot! More next post.
Not much to say lately.
Last Wednesday I waited an hour to vote and was thrilled to do it. On Saturday, the voting lines were so long that Michael and Gina had a three-hour wait! I don’t recall an election so exciting and seeing so many adults registering to vote for the first time. I couldn’t help but wonder where they’ve been on Election Day all their lives, as I have only missed one election since the seventies. Hurray for the young, first-time voters who turned off MTV, got off the sofa, and stood in line!
The political debates and local level media ads in my state have been wicked and disgusting. Five-year old children have more manners and dignity than these adult candidates, I hope. I voted at all levels but honestly, from President on down, I could have voted with my eyes closed.
My cynicism stems from growing up in a political household – often divided. Oh, the bad taste in my mouth still lingers.
The presidential and vice presidential candidates are good people but they scare the hell out of me. Each possesses obvious strengths. We see them, we hear them, and they sure can talk the talk. But, will they walk the walk? History shows you rarely get what you see, so I’m suspicious of all four because money talks, folks. You’ll see the scum at the local level first and these same people rise to the top out of greed and an unnatural need for power.
Whatever the outcome of this election, I’m OK with it. I'm welcoming the new! We’ll survive somehow with God’s mercy on this nation. We need the mercy right now. I hope you voted today.
This is my last political viewpoint until the next general election.
I’m Mary Contrary,
citizen of North Carolina,
and I approve this message.