I "retired" from the corporate world a couple of years ago because I wanted to experience a real life after years of 80 hour work weeks and constant travel. A year later I realized that I was having a really good time, was always busy (how did i ever fit in a job??) and needed a creative outlet to share my experiences. Now I split my time between California and New Mexico but, wherever I am, I write about delicious, fresh, local, organic/sustainably grown food.
what is more appropriate during our thanksgiving series than to give thanks for our right to vote? after what seems like a lifetime, election day is finally here. i have been reading reports on twitter all morning of long lines at polling places...and everyone is inspired..in napa, where i live, we don't actually vote at a polling place. we fill out our ballots at home and either mail in or drop off at our local elections division office or a "vote by mail assistance center".... convenient..but this year, i find that i am really missing the tradition of pulling the lever...whatever the outcome, the most historic election in my lifetime.
so today's post is short and sweet..vote! whatever your party affiliation, however you think the results will be...please vote...vote for the next president..vote for all the other open races...vote your choice in all the proposed propositions and new laws in your area...read your voter information guide...voice your opinion via your vote...now, for those of you reading this post who are not united states citizens..i apologize for a bit of an "exclusionary" post...but today is too important to ignore...i promise to get back to thanksgiving, food, stories and recipes tomorrow...but today..my focus is getting out the vote..and then staying glued to news coverage of the returns...happy election day everyone!!
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