Greetings from Minnesota. The pleasant weather holds, and I think it topped 55 again today 🙂
I was planning to hold off on posting this until the first Saturday of the month as instructed, but I decided it may lose some of its effect. With that brief intro, I present to you my second month’s self portraits for the Facing Myself Adventure over at the Old Nichols Farm Blog.
My last month’s effort can be found on this post, and you’ll notice that this month I got the hang of using the timer on my camera! Amazing. (yes, I did actually take these photos myself by using that handy little timer function).
You may also notice that I’m proud of my little red sticker. The sticker itself is, of course, meaningless, but it’s what it represents that is important for me. While I would say I’m not tethered to any one political party, I am a loyal voter. I still get excited by the simple fact that I can vote, even though it’s already been awhile since I turned the magic 18. I like trying to research candidates and issues, even though I may not do it as fully as I wish I had time to do.
Agriculture and rural policy issues are important too me, in addition to top of mind issues like the economy, health care and military/national defense. Local issues are crucial too, and I try to look closely at candidates for school board and township and county office too. These local officials make decisions that often affect us more quickly or directly than the state and national officials who get more press and attention.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a mystical individual who is somehow not annoyed by all the negative ads and outrageous accusations many candidates have been throwing out these past weeks. But in spite of this, I still realize I am lucky to live in a democracy where I can vote. And I will take advantage of it.
A part of me also recognizes that I am one of few women in history who has had the opportunity to go to the polls. Think about it…. 100 years ago in America women couldn’t vote. 100 years is just a speck of time in the larger picture. Hopefully you and I as women (because I think all my readers might actually be women) don’t forget too easily that our right to vote was dreamed about, fought for and hard-won.
That’s all for now, ladies! More cow tales and running tales will be coming soon.
If you could be elected to any office… What would it be?